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Wiggins in Stone County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stone County Courthouse

 
 
Stone County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
1. Stone County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Designed by architect Xavier Kramer, and constructed by Standard Construction Co. in 1917, this multi-storied Neo-Classical building contains a large courtroom and offices for county officials. A cultural as well as legal center, the courthouse was the site of celebration on November 11, 1918, when World War I ended. The first radio program in Stone County history was broadcast to the crowd gathered on the lawn on October 24, 1922. The county celebrated its centennial on May 14, 2016.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable BuildingsWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 2016.
 
Location. 30° 51.395′ N, 89° 8.086′ W. Marker is in Wiggins, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and East Cavers Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Court Street.
The Stone County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
2. The Stone County Courthouse
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Located at the Stone County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 East Cavers Avenue, Wiggins MS 39577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gulf & Ship Island Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); City of Wiggins (approx. ¼ mile away); Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Professor W.P. Locker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stone County (approx. 2 miles away); Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (approx. 2 miles away); John Perkins (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wiggins.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Stone County Courthouse. (Submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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