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Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Krebs Cotton Gin

 
 
Krebs Cotton Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Krebs Cotton Gin Marker
Inscription. Invented and operated by members of pioneer Krebs family at least two decades before the Whitney gin. Family burial ground is on site of Old Spanish Fort.
 
Erected 1958 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 22.81′ N, 88° 33.476′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Street and Spanish Avenue. Touch for map. Located within the grounds of the Old Spanish Fort between the museum and the Krebs House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4602 Fort Street, Pascagoula MS 39567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson County WWII Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pascagoula Street Railroad and Power Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pascagoula Fire Fighters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pascagoula.
 
Regarding Krebs Cotton Gin.
View of Krebs Cotton Gin Marker and the LaPointe-Krebs House with Krebs Lake in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. View of Krebs Cotton Gin Marker and the LaPointe-Krebs House with Krebs Lake in background.
The Old Spanish Fort, located on Krebs Lake in Pascagoula, though never really a fort, is said to be the oldest Spanish Colonial structure in existence on the entire U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Its proper designation is the LaPointe-Krebs House.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Old Spanish Fort. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
LaPointe-Krebs House (under renovation). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. LaPointe-Krebs House (under renovation).
LaPointe-Krebs House Rehabilitation Project sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
4. LaPointe-Krebs House Rehabilitation Project sign.
Old Spanish Fort Museum nearby the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
5. Old Spanish Fort Museum nearby the marker.
The Krebs family cemetery is partially viewable to left of museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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