Moss Point in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Honoring US Merchant Marine
Serving Since 1775
— Created by Congress 1936 —
War II approximately 8,700
mariners were killed at
sea, approximately 11,000
wounded 604 prisoners
60 died in prison camps
The Merchant Marines have
delivered the goods when and
where needed in operations
and across every ocean and
sea in the most difficult and
job ever undertaken.
Erected 2012 by Jackson County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 24.881′ N, 88° 32.307′ W. Marker is in Moss Point, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on Main Street (Mississippi Route 613) 0.1 miles north of Mc Innis Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located at the Jackson County Ski Area (Riverfront Park). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6217 Highway 613, Moss Point MS 39563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. POW (Prisoners of War) (here, next to this marker); Black Union Sailors Settled in Moss Point Honoring Women in the Military (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Front World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Moss Point Blues (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival (approx. 2.4 miles away); Krebs Cotton Gin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jackson County WWII Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moss Point.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the US Merchant Marine. (Submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.