Near Collins in Covington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Courthouse Square at Williamsburg
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 31° 37.147′ N, 89° 36.618′ W. Marker is near Collins, Mississippi, in Covington County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Mike Connor Road and Yates Road, on the left when traveling south on Lake Mike Connor Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of a furniture store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 938 Lake Mike Connor Road, Collins MS 39428, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Covington County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Covington County War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); PFC Mack A. Jordan (approx. 3.6 miles away).
Regarding Courthouse Square at Williamsburg. Williamsburg was named for Thomas H. Williams, who was one of the two first United States Senators from Mississippi. In 1899, the citizens of Williamsburg discovered that the railroad was going to be built through Covington County, but not through Williamsburg.
The Covington County's third courthouse of 1894 was intentionally burned by an arsonist on Dec. 4, 1904.
Williamsburg was replaced as the county seat in 1906 by Collins. A small community continues to exist at Williamsburg with one store, three churches and three cemeteries.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.