Fun Fact: Newton Naval Stores

Another timber related industry important to Stone County was the Newton Naval Stores. Naval stores is all products derived from pine sap, which are used to manufacture soap, paint, varnish, shoe polish, lubricants, linoleum, and roofing materials. For many years, Newton Naval Stores was a vital part of the Stone County industrial base and the Newton family a part of the community and social structure. Did you know that Senator John C. Stennis visited the Newton Naval Stores on November 22, 1955. J.B. Newton, Dad to current local residents Benny Newton and Joy Newton Jennings and to Dover, Deleware, resident Carol Newton, Burcham, is pictured in this photo that is part of the John C. Stennis Collection at Mississippi State University.


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Old Firehouse Museum Wiggins

This is the public website for the Old Firehouse Museum, the official museum for Wiggins and Stone County, Mississippi,