William Harris Hardy

West Pine @ Forrest

A Mississippi History Marker in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Photo 

William Harris Hardy

Photo taken by Jeff Lovorn

Map 

Street View 

Description 

In 1880 near the banks of Gordon Creek, this lawyer, railroad builder and Confederate veteran selected the site for Hattiesburg. Incorporated in 1884, the town was named for Hardy's wife, Hattie Lott.

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2012: Added by Jeff Lovorn

Sources 

  • Jeff Lovorn - jlovo [at] aol [dot] com