Professor W.P. Locker

Professor W.P. Locker (HM229R)

Location: Wiggins, MS 39577 Stone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 51.073', W 89° 7.882'

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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. The only African~American high school in Stone Count history, the school became part of the integrated Stone County School System in 1969.
HM NumberHM229R
Year Placed2016
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 296189 N 3415057
Decimal Degrees30.85121667, -89.13136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 51.073', W 89° 7.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 51' 4.38" N, 89° 7' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 547 Iowa St, Wiggins MS 39577, US
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