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

Handsboro

 
 
Handsboro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
1. Handsboro Marker
Inscription. N.1 mi. Founded c. 1800. Famed, 1840-1900, for foundries, sawmills & shipyard; Coast's first newspaper, "Democrat" (1846); and many fine academies. Here Jeff. Davis attended Polar Star Lodge, founded in 1852.
 
Erected 1956 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 23.88′ N, 89° 1.783′ W. Marker is in Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of East Pass Road and Monet Street, on the right when traveling east on East Pass Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 East Pass Road, Gulfport MS 39507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Handsboro Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gulf Coast College (approx. mile away); Gulf Coast Military Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mississippi City Courthouse (approx. 1 miles away); Memorialization of Jefferson Davis
Handsboro Marker looking towards Monet Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
2. Handsboro Marker looking towards Monet Street.
(approx. 1 miles away); Broadcasting the Blues (approx. 2 miles away); Beauvoir (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gulfport.
 
Also see . . .  Polar Start Lodge listing on Masonic website. (Submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. EducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Polar Star Masonic Lodge #154 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
3. Polar Star Masonic Lodge #154
 
 
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 250 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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