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

Mississippi

The Magnolia State

 
 
Mississippi, The Magnolia State Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Mississippi, The Magnolia State Marker
Inscription. Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th. state, 1817.
 
Erected 1952 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 22.801′ N, 88° 33.5′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Street and Spanish Avneue. Touch for map. Located within the grounds of the Old Spanish Fort and near the LaPointe-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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Krebs Cotton Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); Round Island Lighthouse (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 Street Railroad and Power Company (approx.
Mississippi, The Magnolia State Marker to tight of Porta-John. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Mississippi, The Magnolia State Marker to tight of Porta-John.
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.
 
More about this marker. Oddly this marker is placed nearly in the woods and is presently next to a Porta-John (part of construction project). I could find no records that this marker was located at this site.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker moved here?
A 2010 Mississippi Department of Archives and History web page indicates this marker (or another copy) was located on U.S. Highway 90 at the Alabama state line, on north side of the road, in this county. Possibly the marker was relocated here to Old Spanish Fort.
    — Submitted March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
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View of marker near the LaPointe-Krebs House and Krebs Lake. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. View of marker near the LaPointe-Krebs House and Krebs Lake.
Mississippi, The Magnolia State Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
4. Mississippi, The Magnolia State Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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