Wool Market, Mississippi

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Wool Market, Mississippi
Wool Market is located in Mississippi
Wool Market
Wool Market
Wool Market is located in the United States
Wool Market
Wool Market
Coordinates: 30°28′04″N 88°59′45″W / 30.46778°N 88.99583°W / 30.46778; -88.99583Coordinates: 30°28′04″N 88°59′45″W / 30.46778°N 88.99583°W / 30.46778; -88.99583
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHarrison
Elevation
33 ft (10 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39532
Area code(s)228
GNIS feature ID1867334[1]

Wool Market (also Woolmarket) is an unincorporated community in Harrison County, Mississippi.[1] Wool Market is approximately 2.7 miles (4.3 km) northwest of Biloxi and part of the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area.

Historically, the settlement was called "Wool Market",[2][3] though presently, the one-word "Woolmarket" has been adopted, as can be observed at "Woolmarket Elementary School", and in official documents published by Harrison County government.[4][5]

A post office operated under the name Wool Market from 1889 to 1911 and under the name Woolmarket Rural Station from 1969 to 1982.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wool Market
  2. ^ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi. Goodspeed. 1891. pp. 200.
  3. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. Vol. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 992.
  4. ^ "Woolmarket Elementary School". Harrison County School District. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Community Plan for Western Harrison County" (PDF). Harrison County Board of Supervisors. February 1, 2008.
  6. ^ "Harrison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  7. ^ Knight, Bill (21 Jun 1998). "UTEP's Rushing Still 'Daddy's Girl'". El Paso Times. Retrieved 15 March 2021 – via Newspapers.com.