McHenry (HM2AQI)

Location: McHenry, MS 39561 Stone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 42.492', W 89° 8.491'

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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 products boomtown, reaching a population of 1500 by 1908. The decline of the town began in 1916 when Wiggins defeated McHenry in a contest to become the seat of Stone County. A June 23, 1939 fire destroyed the business district leaving McHenry a virtual ghost town.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2016
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 294914 N 3399221
Decimal Degrees30.70820000, -89.14151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 42.492', W 89° 8.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 42' 29.52" N, 89° 8' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 McHenry School Dr, McHenry MS 39561, US
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