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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stone County, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Stone County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Stone County, MS (17) Forrest County, MS (36) George County, MS (1) Hancock County, MS (33) Harrison County, MS (112) Jackson County, MS (67) Pearl River County, MS (9) Perry County, MS (2)  StoneCounty(17) Stone County (17)  ForrestCounty(36) Forrest County (36)  GeorgeCounty(1) George County (1)  HancockCounty(33) Hancock County (33)  HarrisonCounty(112) Harrison County (112)  JacksonCounty(67) Jackson County (67)  PearlRiverCounty(9) Pearl River County (9)  PerryCounty(2) Perry County (2)
Wiggins is the county seat for Stone County
Adjacent to Stone County, Mississippi
      Forrest County (36)  
      George County (1)  
      Hancock County (33)  
      Harrison County (112)  
      Jackson County (67)  
      Pearl River County (9)  
      Perry County (2)  
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1 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
2 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
3 Mississippi, Stone County, Perkinson — Ramsay Springs
Settled by the Ramsay family in 1820, Ramsay Springs became a popular fishing, camping, and hunting site as early as 1896. Development reached its peak with the opening of the three-story, rustic Ramsay Springs Hotel on May 12, 1923. Other . . . Map (db m197262) HM
4 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
5 Mississippi, Stone County, Wiggins — "The Harvey Battle"
In 1848, James Harvey killed two members of the Copeland Gang in a dispute over the deed to his property on Red Creek. Seeking revenge, James Copeland and three of his men waited in ambush inside Harvey's cabin. Aware of the ambush, Harvey and . . . Map (db m196175) HM
6 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
7 Mississippi, Stone County, Wiggins — Flint Creek Post Office
The Flint Creek Post Office was established in the early 1840s and was the only post office in the Piney Woods between Augusta and the Gulf Coast before the Civil War. First located on Flint Creek three miles north of present day Wiggins, it . . . Map (db m196851) HM
8 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
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9 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
10 Mississippi, Stone County, Wiggins — H.O.M.E. Consolidated School
In 1912, four rural schools, located in the Hope, Odom, Marion, and Ena communities, were consolidated to form the H.O.M.E. school. The next year, 173 students in ten grades relocated to the three-story Big Level School. In 1927, that school . . . Map (db m197263) HM
11 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 m167315) HM
12 Mississippi, Stone County, Wiggins — John Wesley Fairley(1840-1918)
Born a slave, John Wesley "Wes” Fairley served with the 74th U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. While guarding Confederate prisoners on Ship Island, Fairley recognized Lorenzo N. Dantzler, a white acquaintance from home, and protected . . . Map (db m196845) HM
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 Mississippi, Stone County, Wiggins — The Stapp Sisters
Emilie and Marie Stapp were natives of Iowa, where Emilie (1876-1962) began writing children's books and Marie (1880-1960) worked for a newspaper. After living in Boston, they moved to Wiggins due to family ties to the Finkbine Lumber Company. . . . Map (db m197340) HM
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May. 30, 2023