Hattiesburg (HMYC7)

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 andthe 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.
HM NumberHMYC7
Year Placed1982
Placed ByCity of Hattiesburg and Monument Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:43am 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' 33.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Hardy St, Hattiesburg MS 39401, US
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