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Long Beach in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Early Long Beach

 
 
Early Long Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
1. Early Long Beach Marker
Inscription. In 1788, Nicholas and Marianne Ladner became the first Europeans to settle in this area. Their log house, know as "The Chimneys", was used as a navigation point for boats traveling from Mobile to New Orleans. After Nicholas's death, the Spanish granted the land to his widow. Much of modern Long Beach includes the Widow Ladner Claim.
 
Erected 1999 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 21.128′ N, 89° 7.981′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is on Beach Boulevard East (U.S. 90) 0.1 miles west of East Azalea Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Beach Boulevard East, Long Beach MS 39560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Early Long Beach (approx. 0.6 miles away); City of Long Beach Centennial 1905-2005 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Long Beach Schools
Early Long Beach Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
2. Early Long Beach Marker area
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Early Bank and Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); Truck Farming (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dr. Felix Henry Dunn (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Long Beach history. (Submitted on August 30, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Looking West down Highway 90. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
3. Looking West down Highway 90.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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