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Why Purchase Real Estate In Wiggins, Mississippi?
Wiggins, MS History
Wiggins, Mississippi is located in Stone County and is the County Seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Wiggins was estimated to be 4,390 in 2010.
The beautiful Wiggins area started to become settled in the early 1830’s which was completely covered by virgin forests. At that time, a small Tribe of Houma Indians that numbered between 60 to 80 Indians resided in this area. The Houma Indians became part of the march larger Chocktaw Indian Nation around 1800 when the numbers of Houma Indians were substantially reduced due to warfare with the Chocktaw Indian Nation. The Houma Indians had lighter skin coloration than the Chocktaw Indians. Most of the Chocktaw Indians were relocated to Oklahoma by the United States Army. However, the Houma Indians made a decision to become United States Citizens rather than relocate to Oklahoma.
The name of the community of Wiggins was selected in honor of Wiggins Hatten who was a prominent early resident. Wiggins, Mississippi was incorporated in 1904.
In 1893, the railroad was completed that connected the Wiggins area to the port in Gulfport. This enabled the Wiggins area to prosper when large sawmills were constructed to exploit the vast timber reserves that were available in the yellow pine forests.
Because of the dwindling timber reserves, in 1912, the Finkbine Lumber Company decided to diversify and formed the American Pickle and Canning Company. Tons of cucumbers were delivered daily to this plant. By the 1960’s, Wiggins was the home of the largest pickle and condiment processing facility in the world.
Wiggins offers home owners who reside here magnificent natural scenery. And, although Wiggins which is only a 40 minute drive at most from the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches, the cost of owning a home here is more affordable than real estate offered in coastal communities located in Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock counties. And, Wiggins is far enough north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast that the impact of violent weather caused by hurricanes is considerably diminished.
Wiggins features the Desoto National Forest which provides over ½ million acres of spectacular outdoor scenic wonders. Mississippi’s only federally designated Wild and Scenic River includes the Black Creek water shed is in Wiggins. Wiggins also features the Pascagoula River Basin which is Mississippi’s second largest basin. This basin drains an area that is approximately 1,000 square miles that ultimately drains into the Gulf of Mexico. The beautiful Red Creek flows through the southern part of Wiggins. The last unregulated major river system outside of Alaska is contained within the Pascagoula River Basin. Two major tributaries are located in Wiggins.
Recreational activities abound in Wiggins, Mississippi. Over 100 square miles of unspoiled wilderness awaits nature lovers. 41 miles of federally maintained hiking trails follow the beautiful Black Creek. Fresh water fishing, camping, canoeing, swimming, tubing, picnicking, horseback and ATV riding are always nearby in forests that have a teaming ecosystem that features a large variety of wild birds. For those who enjoy hunting, Wiggins has an abundance of deer, turkey, quail, and rabbit.
Wiggins is conveniently located and is only a 90 minute drive to New Orleans. Wiggins is only a 10-20 mile drive south to the white sand Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches, a vast array of terrific restaurants, and the excitement of 24-hour non-stop casino resorts.
Let me help you with your real estate investment in Wiggins, and guide you through the time consuming process of looking for that special property.
Important Resources Associated With Wiggins, Mississippi
City of Wiggins Government
Wiggins Police Department
Wiggins Fire Department
City Data – Wiggins, MS
Wikipedia – Wiggins, MS
Stone County MS Government
Stone County Sheriffs Department
Stone County Medical Center
City Data Concerning Stone County, MS
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Stone County Public School District
Stone County History
Stone County Economic Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority
Current U.S. Census Bureau Data on Stone County, MS
Wikipedia info on Stone County, MS
Stone County Public Library
Stone County, MS Yellow Pages
What To Do and See On the Mississippi Gulf Coast West of Stone County, MS
Dog Friendly Attractions Near Stone County, MS
Pet Friendly Mississippi Gulf Coast Beaches
Mississippi Coastal Heritage Trail
Buccaneer Mississippi State Park
Gulf Coast Scenic Byways
Mississippi State Tourism Office Website
Sun Herald Newspaper
Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
Mississippi Gulf Coast Attractions Association
Mississippi Gulf Coast Calendar of Events Suitable For Children
Gulf Coast Mississippi Retiree Partnership
Mississippi Gulf Coast News
Mississippi Gulf Coast Information Guide
See South Mississippi Magazine
Gulf Coast For Kids Foundation
Mississippi Gulf Coast Local News
Mississippi Gulf Coast Travel Guide
Infinity Science Center
YouTube Video Guide To Real Estate On The Mississippi Gulf Coast
Island View Casino – Gulfport
Silver Slipper Casino – Bay St. Louis
Hollywood Casino – Bay St. Louis
List of 11 Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos
List of Casinos in Mississippi
History of Gambling In Mississippi
Mississippi Seafood Trail – Mississippi Gulf Coasts 40 Best Seafood Restaurants
Mississippi Gulf Coast Restaurant Guide
Mississippi Online Guide To Coastal Dining
State of Mississippi Guide to 756 Restaurants and Bars
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