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Lt. Col. John Bond Marker image, Touch for more information
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
Lt. Col. John Bond Marker
Mississippi (Stone County), McHenry — Lt. Col. John Bond
Grave 4 mi. S.W. Pioneer of South Mississippi. Captain in War of 1812, 1813-15. Lt. Col. militia & member territorial legislature, 1815, 1817. State legislator, 1838, 1839. — Map (db m97108) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), McHenry — McHenry
In 1889 George Austin McHenry led fifty-four families from Michigan to a site on the proposed route of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad twenty-five miles north of Gulfport. This "Michigan settlement," later known as McHenry, flourished as a forest . . . — Map (db m122361) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Perkinston — John Perkins
In 1860, John Perkins, his wife, and their two daughters lived in a square~timber cabin located on a hill one~tenth of a mile to the northeast. By the mid~1890s a small community formed here, with the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad depot and post . . . — Map (db m109200) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Wiggins — City of Wiggins
Named for pioneer settler Wiggins Hatten, Wiggins was proclaimed an incorporated municipality by Mississippi governor J. K. Vardaman on March 26, 1904. From 1902 to 1929 the main industry in Wiggins was a sawmill erected by the Finkbine . . . — Map (db m122362) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Wiggins — Gulf & Ship Island Railroad
As early as 1837, attempts were made to build the Gulf & Ship Island Railroad. It was finally completed from Gulfport to Hattiesburg by Buffalo, New York, financier Joseph T. Jones in October 1896. Commercial operations began on January . . . — Map (db m122364) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Wiggins — Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot
Following the fire of January 21, 1910, in downtown Wiggins, Gulf and Ship Island Railroad officials replaced the two-story, wooden depot lost lo the blaze with a one-story wood frame structure. In the late 1990s, when the Kansas City . . . — Map (db m122363) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Wiggins — Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean1910~1974
Dizzy Dean, a baseball legend, lived in Bond ~ a small community five miles north of Wiggins. He lived there with his wife Pat, who had grown up in the area. He was often seen conducting business and visiting friends on the streets of Wiggins, a . . . — Map (db m109218) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Wiggins — Professor W.P. Locker
Born a slave on July 19, 1854, in North Carolina, Professor W.P. Locker became a highly respected educator in Stone County in the first quarter of the 20th century. In 1959, the Stone County Training School, built in 1955, was named in his honor. . . . — Map (db m109198) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Wiggins — Stone County
Stone County was proposed by legislator Andrew Wiggins Bond and created from the north third of Harrison County during a May 8, 1916 vote. It is named for two~time Mississippi governor John Marshall Stone. The county seat, Wiggins, was established . . . — Map (db m109217) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Wiggins — Stone County Courthouse
Designed by architect Xavier Kramer, and constructed by Standard Construction Co. in 1917, this multi-storied Neo-Classical building contains a large courtroom and offices for county officials. A cultural as well as legal center, the . . . — Map (db m122369) HM
Mississippi (Stone County), Wiggins — Stone County War Memorial
In memory of all veterans - living and dead - and a special memory to the ones that gave their lives for their country from Stone County. In God We Trust World War I   ·  Korea World War II   ·  Vietnam Iraq - Iran . . . — Map (db m122686) WM

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