Hattiesburg (HM1GBF)

Location: Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Forrest County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 19.483', W 89° 17.55'

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The Hub City

"...I was returning from the trip and

had reached the banks of a beautiful

piney woods stream...during July or

perhaps August 1800."

"...I then, and there, determined to

locate a station here because it was the

place where cross the New Orleans and Northeastern, I also decided to name

the place Hattiesburg for my wife

Hattie." — William H. Hardy

Erected to Commemorate

the Centennial of Hattiesburg


City of Hattiesburg

Bobby L. Chain, Mayor

W.U. Sigler, Commissioner

G.D. Williamson, Commissioner

Monument Committee

R. Web Heidelberg, Chmn.

Alvin Eaton

Wiley Fairchild

G. Leighton Lewis

Aubrey K. Lucas

Paul W. McMullan

Bobby Reed Sigrest

David B. Wilson

Formerly Choctaw Territory and later

claimed by France, Britain, Spain and United

States, this area entered by settlers in early

1800s and known as Twin Lakes, later

Gordonville. Chosen as rail center by Captain

William H. Hardy in 1800 and later renamed

Hattiesburg after his wife, Hattie Lott.

Incorporated in 1884, the city grew as rail,

timber, and mercantile hub of south Mississippi,

becoming major center of yellow pine industry

and br 1911, state's fourth largest city.

Important during WWI and WWII as

location of Camp Shelby, postwar development

has enhanced Hattiesburg as education,

medical, mercantile, financial and cultural

center of south Mississippi.
Year Placed1982
Placed ByCity of Hattiesburg and Monument Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 281862 N 3467859
Decimal Degrees31.32471667, -89.29250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 19.483', W 89° 17.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 19' 28.98" N, 89° 17' 33" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Hardy St, Hattiesburg MS 39401, US
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