Hattiesburg in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
William Harris Hardy
In 1880 near the banks of Gordon Creek, this lawyer, railroad builder and Confederate veteran selected the site for Hattiesburg. Incorporated in 1884, the town was named for Hardy's wife, Hattie Lott.
Erected 1974 by Hattiesburg Area Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 31° 19.567′ N, 89° 17.467′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pine Street (U.S. 11) and Forrest Street on West Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Pine Street, Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Federal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Forrest County Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named William Harris Hardy (about 400 feet away); Hattiesburg (about 700 feet away); McLeod House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittman Park (approx. ¼ Old Hattiesburg High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans of All Wars Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); East 6th Street USO Club (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
Also see . . .
1. William H. Hardy. William H. Hardy (1837–1917) was the founder of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Laurel, Mississippi; and co-founder of Gulfport. (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Hattiesburg - The Beginning. Captain William Harris Hardy, founder of Hattiesburg, was born at Collerine, Alabama on February 12, 1837. (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, United States. (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. City of Hattiesburg. Official website of the city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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