“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pearlington in Hancock County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)


Logtown Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2017
1. Logtown Marker
Founded here in 1848, Logtown was home to the Weston Lumber Company, founded in 1889, which became one of the largest lumber milling operations in the United States during the 1920s. By 1961 the last 250 residents were removed to make way for the buffer zone needed for engine testing at the John C. Stennis Space Center for NASA's Apollo Moon Program.
Erected 2011 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
Location. 30° 16.924′ N, 89° 37.428′ W. Marker is in Pearlington, Mississippi, in Hancock County. Marker is on Logtown/Possum Walk Trail, 1˝ miles west of State Highway 604, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pearlington MS 39572, 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
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. Logtown Cemetery and Possum Walk (a few steps from this marker); Infinity Eagle (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tsunami Buoy (approx. 2.4 miles away); TAO Buoy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Special Operations Craft Riverine (approx. 2.4 miles away); H-1 Rocket Engine (approx. 2.4 miles away); F-1 Rocket Engine (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gainesville Volunteers (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pearlington.
Logtown Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2017
2. Logtown Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2017.

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