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

Creosote Works

 
 
Creosote Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, March 4, 2009
1. Creosote Works Marker
Inscription. The West Pascagoula Creosote Works, at this site, was the first continuously operated creosote treatment plant in the nation. Established in 1874 to protect railroad bridge timbers against rot and the toredo worm, the plant was open until 1978. Thousands of the treated pilings were used in building the Panama Canal.
 
Erected 2006 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 22.685′ N, 88° 36.809′ W. Marker is in Gautier, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Graveline Road and Old Spanish Trail, on the right when traveling north on Graveline Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gautier MS 39553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fernando Gautier and Sons Sawmill ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Place ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Twelve Oaks ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Gautier Cemetery ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Gautier School ( approx.
Creosote Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, March 4, 2009
2. Creosote Works Marker
half a mile away); New Era Missionary Baptist Church ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Mississippi ( approx. 3.3 miles away); Jackson County WWII Memorial ( approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gautier.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Creosote Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, March 4, 2009
3. Creosote Works Marker
This photo is the field where the creosote works used to be. The photo is looking East at Pascagoula in the distance. The industry on the right is Northrup Grumman's Ingalls Shipyard.
L&N Creosote Plant, Gautier, Ms. image. Click for full size.
By Delores Macfarland
4. L&N Creosote Plant, Gautier, Ms.
Artists Concept of Creosote plant
Artists concept of L & N Depot, Gautier, Ms. image. Click for full size.
By Delores Macfarland
5. Artists concept of L & N Depot, Gautier, Ms.
Gautier Passenger Depot across tracks from Creosote Plant (This depot building still exists in Gautier as a guest house on the Orrell Place.)
Actual L&N Depot Built at the same time the Creosote Plant was built. image. Click for full size.
By Delores Macfarland
6. Actual L&N Depot Built at the same time the Creosote Plant was built.
Depot building wss moved when passenger trains quit stopping at Gautier, Ms.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 18, 2014, by Delores Macfarland of Gautier, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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