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

Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville

1661-1706

 
 
Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
1. Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville Marker
Inscription. Canada's first hero was sent by King Louis XIV to locate the mouth of the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico. His landing on the Biloxi peninsula in 1699 began the colonization of the Mississippi Coast and the Louisiana Territory.

This statue was created by artist Mary Ott Tremmel Davidson and presented to the City of Biloxi by the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce in 2000 to commemorate the city's 1999 Tricentennial.

The statue was re-installed in 2013 with funds appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, 2011 Tidelands Grant funds, through the Secretary of State, Delbert Horsemann, and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

Mayor A.J. Holloway
Biloxi City Council
George Lawrence Robert L. Deming III
Felix Gines Paul A. Tisdale
Dixie Newman Kenny Glavan
David Fayard

Dale Partners Architects, P.A.
George P. Hopkins, Inc.
 
Location. 30° 23.71′ N, 88° 54.054′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Porter Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the Biloxi Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
2. Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville Marker
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Biloxi, Mississippi (here, next to this marker); Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House (within shouting distance of this marker); Moran Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Biloxi Lighthouse (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Biloxi Lighthouse (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Civil Rights Wade-Ins (about 500 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.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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