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

Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville

1661-1706

 
 
Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
1. Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville Marker
Inscription. Canada's first hero was sent by King Louis XIV to locate the mouth of the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico. His landing on the Biloxi peninsula in 1699 began the colonization of the Mississippi Coast and the Louisiana Territory.

This statue was created by artist Mary Ott Tremmel Davidson and presented to the City of Biloxi by the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce in 2000 to commemorate the city's 1999 Tricentennial.

The statue was re-installed in 2013 with funds appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature, 2011 Tidelands Grant funds, through the Secretary of State, Delbert Horsemann, and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

Mayor A.J. Holloway
Biloxi City Council
George Lawrence Robert L. Deming III
Felix Gines Paul A. Tisdale
Dixie Newman Kenny Glavan
David Fayard

Dale Partners Architects, P.A.
George P. Hopkins, Inc.
 
Location. 30° 23.705′ N, 88° 54.073′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Porter Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the Biloxi Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
2. Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Water Mark (here, next to this marker); The Evolution of Biloxi Tourism (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeological Findings (within shouting distance of this marker); French Colonial Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moran Site History (within shouting distance of this marker); Moran Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
 
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Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville statue at Biloxi Visitors Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville statue at Biloxi Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   3. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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