Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Round Island Lighthouse
In 1939 the U. S. Coast Guard took over the responsibility of all American lighthouses. The lighthouse was automated in 1944 but ultimately discontinued from service in 1954. The structure
Modern navigation aids, including automated beacons and GPS, have replaced the manned lighthouses leaving them as poignant reminders of a past we can only imagine.
Primary Source: 150th Anniversary Round lsland Lighthouse by Brenda Finnegan, The Journal of the Jackson County Historical Society, 2008
Erected 2014 by the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society & the Zonta Club.
Location. 30° 22.236′ N, 88° 33.371′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on Cypress Street 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 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. 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 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.
Also see . . .
1. Friends of the Round Island Lighthouse. (Submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Round Island Lighthouse. (Submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.