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Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Biloxi Lighthouse

 
 
Biloxi Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, June 23, 2009
1. Biloxi Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. Since its construction in 1848, this cast iron lighthouse has been the landmark for which Biloxi-bound vessels sail. Tended by the Younghans family, father, mother and daughter, from late 1866 until 1929.
 
Erected 1980 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 23.656′ N, 88° 54.074′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Porter Avenue on U.S. 90. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Biloxi Lighthouse (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Moran Site (a few steps from this marker); Civil Rights Wade-Ins (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Biloxi, Mississippi
Biloxi Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, June 23, 2009
2. Biloxi Lighthouse Marker
(about 300 feet away); Cathedral of the Nativity (B.V.M.) (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Magnolia Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Biloxi.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biloxi Lighthouse website. (Submitted on October 1, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Biloxi Light. Wikipedia article on the Biloxi Lighthouse. (Submitted on October 3, 2009, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Lighthouse sits in the median of US 90
    — Submitted October 1, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

 
Categories. LandmarksNotable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels
 
Biloxi Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, June 23, 2009
3. Biloxi Lighthouse Marker
Biloxi Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 27, 1998
4. Biloxi Lighthouse
<i>The Biloxi Light, Biloxi, Miss.</i> image. Click for full size.
Photochrom postcard by the Detroit Photographic Company, 1901
5. The Biloxi Light, Biloxi, Miss.
A century ago, the lighthouse looked much the same, but the area around it was much different, with the water coming up nearly to the light. The keeper's house and boathouse (visible here behind the light) are gone, and the lighthouse now sits in the median of US 90, with a bit of beach to the south of the highway occupying what used to be open water.

Image courtesy of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,473 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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