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Hattiesburg in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Harris Hardy

1837 - 1917

 

—Lawyer Statesman Soldier —

 
William Harris Hardy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 22, 2011
1. William Harris Hardy Marker
Inscription.
Builder of Railroads
Pioneer in the Development
of the Resources of
South Mississippi

Founder of the Cities of
Hattiesburg and Gulfport

A Dreamer
Whose dreams Came True

 
Location. 31° 19.5′ N, 89° 17.45′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker is at the intersection of West Front Street (U.S. 11) and Dudley West Conner Street, on the left when traveling west on West Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 West Front Street, Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named William Harris Hardy (about 400 feet away); Hattiesburg (about 500 feet away); Forrest County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); McLeod House (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Hattiesburg High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans of All Wars Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Carey College (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. William H. Hardy. William H. Hardy (1837—1917)
William Harris Hardy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 22, 2011
2. William Harris Hardy Marker
founded the cities of Hattiesburg and Laurel, Mississippi, and co-founded the city of Gulfport, Mississippi. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, United States. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Laurel, Mississippi. Laurel is a city located in Jones County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Gulfport, Mississippi. Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
William Harris Hardy Bust image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, January 22, 2011
3. William Harris Hardy Bust
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on August 31, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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