Pearlington in Hancock County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Founded here in 1848, Logtown was home to the Weston Lumber Company, founded in 1889, which became one of the largest lumber milling operations in the United States during the 1920s. By 1961 the last 250 residents were removed to make way for the buffer zone needed for engine testing at the John C. Stennis Space Center for NASA's Apollo Moon Program.
Erected 2011 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 30° 16.924′ N, 89° 37.428′ W. Marker is in Pearlington, Mississippi, in Hancock County. Marker is on Logtown/Possum Walk Trail 1½ miles west of State Highway 604, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pearlington MS 39572, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Logtown Cemetery and Possum Walk (a few steps from this marker); Infinity Eagle (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tsunami Buoy (approx. 2.4 miles away); TAO Buoy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Special Operations Craft Riverine H-1 Rocket Engine (approx. 2.4 miles away); F-1 Rocket Engine (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gainesville Volunteers (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pearlington.
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