Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
— Historic Biloxi —
Time and countless storms have worn away the identifying information on the cypress boards that served as the earliest grave markers. Names and dates on tombs and stones throughout the cemetery reflect the broad ethnicity and different historical eras of Biloxi. The earliest existing grave stone is inscribed in French and bears the death date 1811. Those who fought for their country victims of yellow fever and the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic lie here, along with those who lived a long and full life. Graves of the renowned and
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the oldest beachfront section of the cemetery. A $300,000 FEMA-funded restoration project included repairs to more than 200 headstones and 10 above-ground tombs. Unidentified remains unearthed during the hurricane were reinterred in a specially built tomb Rededication ceremonies took place on October 4, 2007.
Erected 2015 by the City of Biloxi.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 2005.
Location. 30° 23.822′ N, 88° 54.44′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from Irish Hill Drive east of Caldwell Avenue. Located in the Old French Cemetery portion of the Old Biloxi Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1166 Irish Hill Drive, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Father Ryan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); White House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Moran Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Moran Site History (approx. 0.4 miles away); French Colonial Memorial Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archaeological Findings (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Memorial GardenPierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.