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Laurel in Jones County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Masonite Corporation

 
 
Masonite Corporation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 2, 2017
1. Masonite Corporation Marker
Inscription. In 1924 engineer William H. Mason discovered a process to convert wood chips into a thin, high density material that became known as masonite. He established the Mason Fibre Company soon after his discovery. The company changed its name to the Masonite Corporation in 1928 and went on to become one of Mississippi's largest industries and employers. Masonite products have been used in airplanes, parachutes, camping equipment, boats, munitions, explosives, and home building materials.
 
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 40.728′ N, 89° 7.86′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Mississippi, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of Limbert Street and South 4th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Limbert Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 South 4th Avenue, Laurel MS 39440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. King Visits Laurel (approx. half a mile away); Oak Park School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jones County Blues
Masonite Corporation factory and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 2, 2017
2. Masonite Corporation factory and marker.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Hotel Pinehurst (approx. one mile away); Laurel City Hall (approx. one mile away); Ralph Boston (approx. 1.1 miles away); Amos Deason Home (approx. 6.1 miles away); Jones County Courthouse (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Masonite Company. (Submitted on December 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Looking north on 4th Avenue and part of the Masonite factory. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 2, 2017
3. Looking north on 4th Avenue and part of the Masonite factory.
 
 
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 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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