Fun Fact: Bond-Harvinson Memorial Park

Bond-Harvinson Memorial Park, located on McGregor Road in Wiggins, is a peaceful place of a number of settlers of the area. Most lived when the area now known as Stone County was a part of first Jackson County and then Harrison County. Col. John Bond was a Revolutionary War hero. His sons, Lt. Col. John Bond, Jr. and Lt William Bond, served in the Mississippi Militia during the War of 1812. John Bond, Jr. represented the area in the Mississippi Legislature at one point and settled in the McHenry area (and is buried in Saucier).  The Bonds, like the McHenrys, Batsons, Prices, Dales, and many others lives are tied together as the first families of this area.

It is noted in several records reviewed that the Cenotaph of Lt. William Bond that is in the Memorial Park contains a number of errors regarding his children.  Other records reviewed show the same picture for John Bond Sr. and John Bond Jr. Regardless both were key to the development of the area.

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