Hattiesburg in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
J.B. Woods Park
Named for grocer, hotel owner-operator, community leader.
Republican 6th Cong. District. Chairman 1924-1940.
National Convention Delegate 1936.
Leader of Black MS Republicans 1920-1940.
Wood Building was home of:
Wood's Grocery Store , Hotel and Sewing Shop
Harper's TV Repair
C.O.F.O. Office during 60's Civil Rights Era.
Denard's Photo late 60's
Wood's Building burned down in the late 90's.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 31° 20.023′ N, 89° 17.394′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker is on Mobile Street north of Fifth Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Bench By The Road (here, next to this marker); Rev. W.D. Ridgeway (a few steps from this marker); Taking our Rightful Place in History / We Honor These 15 Brave Men Who Filed The Voting Rights Case Roots of Rock and Roll (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eureka School (about 400 feet away); East 6th Street USO Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pittman Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
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