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

Marble Springs

 
 
Marble Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Marble Springs Marker
Inscription. Site probably used by Indians. Was most popular for medicinal properties from 1850s until 1920. Also known as 'Mineral Springs' and the best known nationally of Mississippi's many mineral spring resorts.
 
Erected 1987 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 30° 25.045′ N, 88° 49.564′ W. Marker is in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on Iberville Drive east of Ames Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1109 Iberville Drive, Ocean Springs MS 39564, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ocean Springs World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) (approx. 1.9 miles away); Point Cadet (approx. 2 miles away); Coast Guard Station Barracks (approx. 2 miles away); Slavic Benevolent Association (approx. 2.6 miles away); Tullis-Toledano House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Deer Island Coastal Preserve (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Marble Springs serves as reminder of Ocean Springs' health resort history. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels
 
The Marble Springs no longer flow here. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. The Marble Springs no longer flow here.
This is a replica of the original Marble Springs historic site where people once came from all over the country to bathe in what was thought to be medicinal waters. It sits on a bluff overlooking Fort Bayou and is now a city park complete with gardens.
Marble Springs City Park with marker on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. Marble Springs City Park with marker on right.
View of marker looking west towards Washington Avenue (MS-609). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
4. View of marker looking west towards Washington Avenue (MS-609).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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