Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Round Island Lighthouse
In the 1990s, the southwest end of Round Island continued to erode. Hurricane George toppled the lighthouse in 1998 prompting the establishment of the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society whose mission is to protect the lighthouse. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina eliminated any hope of restoring the lighthouse on Round Island. Utilizing grant funding in 2010, the city barged the base and remnants to the mainland. Over the next five years, additional grants funds, city funds and private donations
Location. 30° 22.236′ N, 88° 33.371′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on Cypress Avenue west of Pascagoula Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located next to the Round Island Lighthouse ticket building. There is no parking available in the immediate vicinity of the lighthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cypress Avenue, 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. A different marker also named Round Island Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Round Island Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Pascagoula Street Railroad and Power Company (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pascagoula Fire Fighters (approx. ¼ mile away); Mississippi (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jackson County WWII Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Krebs Cotton Gin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Capt. John Grant (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pascagoula.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker has a Braille translation.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Round Island Lighthouse. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Friends of the Round Island Lighthouse - includes photos of previous location. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.