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

Moran Site

 
 
Moran Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 5, 2013
1. Moran Site Marker
Inscription. Located here was a French Colonial cemetery, now known as the Moran Site. Based on archaeological investigations, the cemetery dates to the founding of "New Biloxy" between 1717 and 1722, and includes at least thirty burials, primarily male Europeans. Artifacts recovered from the site include ceramics, a French Colonial wine glass and a metal crucifix. The Moran Site is the oldest known French Colonial cemetery in the South and the second oldest in the United States.
 
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 23.666′ N, 88° 54.081′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Porter Avenue, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 90. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biloxi Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Biloxi Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Civil Rights Wade-Ins
Biloxi Lighthouse by Moran Site image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 5, 2013
2. Biloxi Lighthouse by Moran Site
(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 (about 300 feet away); Cathedral of the Nativity (B.V.M.) (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Magnolia Hotel (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Biloxi.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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