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Near Santa Rosa in Hancock County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Santa Rosa

 
 
Santa Rosa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 9, 2020
1. Santa Rosa Marker
Inscription.  
The town of Santa Rosa, once located here, encompassed stores, a church, a post office, the one- room Aaron Academy, and Turtle Skin Cemetery. Its residents were relocated in 1961 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 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 30° 24.655′ N, 89° 38.207′ W. Marker is near Santa Rosa, Mississippi, in Hancock County. Marker is on State Highway 607, one mile south of Old US Highway 11, on the right when traveling south. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Hancock Rebels" (approx. 5 miles away); John C. Stennis Space Center (approx. 5.1 miles away); Napoleon (approx.
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5.7 miles away); Pinecote Pavilion (approx. 6.6 miles away); F-1 Rocket Engine (approx. 7.1 miles away); H-1 Rocket Engine (approx. 7.1 miles away); Special Operations Craft Riverine (approx. 7.1 miles away); Gainesville Volunteers (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Santa Rosa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 9, 2020
2. Santa Rosa Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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