Fun Fact Dates

SC100 LogoThis is a list of dates by month of importance to Stone County and Wiggins.  If you have additions or corrections, please email them to oldfirehousewiggins@gmail.com with the subject line “DATES”.


January
02 - 1925, 756 auto license plates sold in Stone County
15 - 1903, Finkbine Lumber Company in operation
27 - 1867, Flint Creek post office closed
29 - 1847, Flint Creek post office opened
30 - 1867, Red Creek post office closed

February


March
02 - 1896, 1st sawmill at Bond began operations
16 - 1904, City of Wiggins incorporated
19 - 1918, Courthouse completed at a cost of $29,515
22 - 1958, New Wiggins Library opened
26 - 2004, Wiggins Centennial Celebration
29 - 1892, McHenry post office opened

April
05 - 1916, Stone County Enterprise begins operation
08 - 1929, 1st fire truck purchased

May
06 - 1961, Bond Issue for paper mill passes
10 - 1966, International Paper announces Wiggins Plant
13 - 1969, Flint Creek Water Park opens
15 - 1961, Pickle Plant expands
19 - 1916, Stone County becomes 81st county in Mississippi

June
16 - 1937, 1st Pickle Festival (16th-17th)

July
13 - 1848, 1st telegraph message crossed line in the area
15 - 1902, Finkbine announces plans to build sawmill
27 - 1905, Mass Meeting held to see establishment of new county

August
21 - 1966, McHenry Public Library opens

September
01 - 1901, 1st Wiggins High School opens
05 - 1911, Harrison County Agricultural High School established at Perkinston
10 - 1932, 1st airport opened in Wiggins
14 - 1925, Junior College added to AHS at Perkinston
22 - 1915, Wiggins City Hall built

October
01 - 1987, Junior College renamed Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
03 - 1896, 1st train through Wiggins
08 - 1957, Stone County Industrial Board formed
26 - 1922, 1st radio broadcast heard in Stone County Courthouse

November
21 - 1896, First Baptist Church organized

December
04 - 1916, Bank of Wiggins opened
10 - 1817, Mississippi admitted to the United States as the 20th state
20 - 1860, Red Creek post office opened
28 - 1896, Wiggins post office opened
29 - 1888, Perkinston post office opened

One thought on “Fun Fact Dates”

  1. I want to say I really enjoyed the museum. I love the history of Wiggins, Stone County. I’m into the hobby of metal detecting. I do have a couple of items I have found that I would like to give to the museum. I could bring them by and show you if you would like and donate them. If you know of any locations to search with permission, let me know and I would love to be of help for the museum.

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