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Historical Markers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Forrest County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Forrest County, MS (36) Covington County, MS (7) Jones County, MS (13) Lamar County, MS (5) Pearl River County, MS (9) Perry County, MS (2) Stone County, MS (17)  ForrestCounty(36) Forrest County (36)  CovingtonCounty(7) Covington County (7)  JonesCounty(13) Jones County (13)  LamarCounty(5) Lamar County (5)  PearlRiverCounty(9) Pearl River County (9)  PerryCounty(2) Perry County (2)  StoneCounty(17) Stone County (17)
Hattiesburg is the county seat for Forrest County
Hattiesburg is in Forrest County
      Forrest County (36)  
ADJACENT TO FORREST COUNTY
      Covington County (7)  
      Jones County (13)  
      Lamar County (5)  
      Pearl River County (9)  
      Perry County (2)  
      Stone County (17)  
 
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1Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — "The Civil Rights Church"
On this site stood the old Mount Zion Baptist Church, demolished in 1993. Known locally as "The Cvil Rights Church", the church hosted a "Freedom School” in 1964 and many mass meetings during the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. . . . Map (db m118478) HM
2Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — A Bench By The Road
There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presences of, or recollect the absences of slaves; nothing that reminds us of the ones who made the journey and of those who did not make it. There is no . . . Map (db m175887) HM
3Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Bonhomie
These buildings are the remnants of Bonhomie, a company-owned sawmill town that thrived from 1915 to 1938. The Tatum Lumber Company established a mill here in 1915, drawing laborers and their families to the area. During its height, Bonhomie . . . Map (db m175897) HM
4Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — 27 — Clyde Kennard — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Forrest County native Clyde Kennard was a pioneer in the quest to desegregate higher education in Mississippi. His efforts to enroll at Mississippi Southern College (now USM) in 1955-1959 were obstructed by college president William D. McCain and . . . Map (db m118838) HM
5Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Demonstration School
The Mississippi Normal College, now the University of Southern Mississippi, was established in 1910. The Demonstration School opened in 1926 during the time when the college was called the State Teachers College (1924-1940). The school taught . . . Map (db m118399) HM
6Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — East 6th Street USO Club
The East 6th Street USO Club was built in early 1942 under the umbrella of the United Services Organization (USO). This T-shaped, wood-frame building included an auditorium, stage, lobby, restrooms, dressing rooms, and meeting rooms. Built for . . . Map (db m118393) HM
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7Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Eureka School
This building, opened in 1921, under the leadership of W.H. Jones, was one of the first modern brick schools in Miss. for blacks. Its alumni have served the state and nation with distinction.Map (db m118458) HM
8Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Forrest County Confederate Monument
[Northeast Inscription]: C.S.A. To the Men and Women of the Confederacy 1861-1865 [Southwest Inscription]: When their county called they held back nothing. They cheerfully gave their property and their lives. . . . Map (db m39867) HM
9Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — HattiesburgThe Hub City — Centennial of Hattiesburg —
[West Side] Formerly Choctaw Territory and later claimed by France, Britain, Spain and United States, this area entered by settlers in early 1800s and known as Ewin Forks, later Gordonville. Chosen as rail center by Captain William H. . . . Map (db m58885) HM
10Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — 102 — Hi-Hat Club
Side A The Hi-Hat Club, which was built at this site in the 1950s, was once an important stop on the “chitlin circuit” for African American blues and soul performers. B. B. King, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike & Tina Turner, . . . Map (db m118467) HM
11Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Hub City Lodge No 627
. . . Map (db m39897) HM
12Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — J.B. Woods Park
Named for grocer, hotel owner-operator, community leader. Republican 6th Cong. District. Chairman 1924-1940. National Convention Delegate 1936. Leader of Black MS Republicans 1920-1940. ------------------------------------------------------- Wood . . . Map (db m175992) HM
13Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — John L. Sullivan
Defeated Jake Kilrain for heavyweight championship in a 75 round fight on July 8, 1889, at Richburg, 3 miles southwest of this spot. This was the last official bare-knuckle bout.Map (db m175891) HM
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14Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — McLeod House
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior McLeod House 1897Map (db m39904) HM
15Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Mount Olive Cemetery
The Mount Olive Cemetery was established in 1906 as a burial ground for employees of the Tatum Lumber Company and for the Bonhomie community. W.S.F. Tatum, founder of the mill and a future mayor of Hattiesburg, donated $100 to purchase a . . . Map (db m206616) HM
16Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Old Federal Building
[Right Plaque]: This Building, the Old Federal Building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior September 1973 • • • Supervised by architect James Knox Taylor, this . . . Map (db m44961) HM
17Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Old Hattiesburg High School
Under the direction of Principal J.T. Wallace, this building was Hattiesburg's High School from 1922 to 1959. Built in 1911, the structure acquired its present form when enlarged and remodeled in 1921 to the designs of Robert E. Lee, the city's . . . Map (db m39906) HM
18Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Pittman Park
The land for Pittman Park was purchased by former Mayor Bobby L. Chain and given to the City of Hattiesburg for the use of its citizens. This gift is in honor and memory of the only father-son mayor combination in the history of Hattiesburg, . . . Map (db m119150) HM
19Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Providence Baptist Church
Organized October 3, 1818. First pastor, Norvell Robertson, was a Revolutionary soldier. Eight charter members were of the Granberry, Robertson and Lee families.Map (db m175734) HM
20Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Rev. W.D. RidgewayCivil Rights Leader
Rev. W.D. Ridgeway was one of the most courageous, steadfast and respected Civil Rights Leaders to emerge in Mississippi during the 1950s. He was constantly under the radar of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission and the local White . . . Map (db m191866) HM
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21Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Roberts Schoolhouse
This schoolhouse was established in the Arena community of Jackson County by Richard Roberts in the 1890s. Serving grades one through twelve, the curriculum consisted of reading, writing and arlthmetic. The Roberts Schoolhouse closed . . . Map (db m118441) HM
22Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — 55 — Roots of Rock and Roll
Side A Rock and roll is rooted in the blues of Mississippi. The Mississippi Jook Band (brothers Roosevelt and Uaroy Graves and pianist Cooney Vaughan) earned a niche in the annals of rock after they recorded in Hattiesburg in 1936, nearly . . . Map (db m118400) HM
23Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — St. Paul Methodist Church
Organized in 1882 in a wood frame structure on the present site. In 1926, the original building was damaged in a storm. The present structure was built in 1930. The congregation provided food and shelter for Hattiesburg's flood victims in 1963 and . . . Map (db m118455) HM
24Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Taking our Rightful Place in History / We Honor These 15 Brave Men Who Filed The Voting Rights Case
Taking our Rightful Place in History The Birthplace of the Voting Rights Movement in Mississippi Rev. I.C. Peay et al. vs. Luther Cox It was here on Mobile Street at various businesses that 15 African- American Men regularly met and . . . Map (db m175155) HM
25Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — The Hub Where Buffett Met "Fingers"
The Hub has been just that, the center of campus and campus life, since its construction as the Dining Hall in 1930. By the 1960s, it housed the bookstore, post office, and coffee shop and grill known as Wimpy''s and later Exit 13. Aspiring . . . Map (db m118443) HM
26Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Vernon F. Dahmer, Sr.
Vernon Dahmer (1908-1966), a farmer, businessman, and Civil Rights leader widley known for his belief that "if you don't vote, you don't count" was killed here defending his home and family from a gunfire and firebomb attack on January 10, 1966. . . . Map (db m176297) HM
27Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — Veterans of All Wars Monument
. . . Map (db m76704) HM
28Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — William Carey College
E. 1 mi. Founded 1906 as S. Miss. College. Operated by Bapt. as Miss. Woman's College 1911-40. Coeducational 1953. Name changed to honor William Carey, 18th century English missionary.Map (db m39896) HM
29Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — 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.Map (db m40050) HM
30Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — William Harris Hardy1837 - 1917 — Lawyer Statesman Soldier —
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 TrueMap (db m76705) HM
31Mississippi (Lamar County), Hattiesburg — The Last Bare Knuckle Prize FightHistorical Site
The last bare knuckle prize fight was fought here on Richburg Hill July 8, 1889. John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in the seventy-fifth round to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain were both . . . Map (db m118378) HM
 
 
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Dec. 7, 2022