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By Stephen Bell, March 4, 2009
Creosote Works Marker
Mississippi (Jackson County), Gautier — Creosote Works
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. . . . — Map (db m16726) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Gautier — Fernando Gautier and Sons Sawmill
This sawmill operated on this site from 1867 till 1906, employing more than twenty local citizens and producing more than 30,000 board feet of lumber per day at its peak. The sawmill was well situated with easy access to the river, railroad, . . . — Map (db m16754) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Gautier — Gautier School
Built in 1940, the Gautier School replaced the Lyon School, built in 1918 and located 3 miles west at Hilda. The Lyon School consolidated other schools in the area, including the "Little Red Schoolhouse," built in 1890 by Walter Gautier. The "Little . . . — Map (db m20045) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Gautier — Graveline
In 1718 this area was settled by Jean-Baptiste Baudreau dit Graveline, born 1671 in Montreal. Arrived with d'Iberville at Fort Maurepas aboard the Renommée Jan 8, 1700. Prominent colonist~adventurer~merchant. — Map (db m81089) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Gautier — Historic Gautier Cemetery
Originally a burial site for the Gautier family, this cemetery contains the graves of Fernando Gautier and Henry Gautier (builder of Twelve Oaks). Members of the Clifford, Fayard, Fuller, LeBatard, Pelham, Peterson, Quinn, Saucier, Vaughan, and . . . — Map (db m43651) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Gautier — New Era Missionary Baptist Church
Organized ca. 1886, this African American church is the oldest continuous congregation in Gautier. Twice destroyed by fire, the church was rebuilt at its present site in 1893. The New Era Missionary Baptist Church choir sang at the 1936 inauguration . . . — Map (db m16518) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Gautier — The Old Place
Built c. 1867, by Fernando Upton Gautier and his wife, Theresa Fayard Gautier. The Gautiers moved to this area from Biloxi and established the F. Gautier and Sons Sawmill in 1866. The house is built from native pine cut at the sawmill, which closed . . . — Map (db m16756) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Gautier — Twelve Oaks
Built ca. 1896 by Henry Gautier (1848-1921) for his second wife, Laura Canty. Henry Gautier was the eldest son of Fernando Gautier. The house is located in the Helen Moro Spanish land grant claim and was built on the site of the McRae Hotel, a . . . — Map (db m43650) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Lucedale — Salem Methodist Campground
Begun in 1826, the Salem Methodist Campground moved to this site in 1842. Meeting in October of each year, except 1863 & 1864, it is the oldest regularly held Methodist camp meeting in Mississippi. — Map (db m25821) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Moss Point — Black Union Sailors Settled in Moss Point
Only now are historians recognizing the extent Black soldiers and sailors, both slave and free, played in the American Civil War of 1861-1865. After the war ended some of these men made their home in Moss Point. In the area, now surrounding . . . — Map (db m102287) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Moss Point — Home Front World War II
During World War II the home front played an important role of support for the fighting men and women in addition to protecting themselves and making sacrifices of the things that were taken for granted. Rosie the Riveter became a . . . — Map (db m102373) HM WM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Moss Point — Honoring US Merchant MarineServing Since 1775 — Created by Congress 1936
Dangerous missions World War II approximately 8,700 mariners were killed at sea, approximately 11,000 wounded 604 prisoners 60 died in prison camps The Merchant Marines have delivered the goods when and where needed in . . . — Map (db m102381) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Moss Point — Honoring Women in the Military
Army Nurse Corps, Est. Jan. 2, 1901 Navy Nurse Corps, Est. May 13, 1908 WAAC/WAC, (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) Army, Est. May 15, 1942. July 1, 1943 The word auxiliary was dropped and merged into the WAC (Woman's Army . . . — Map (db m102384) WM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Moss Point — Military Service Monument
In tribute to all who have served this country with honor and distinction Memorial Day May 30 1997 Msgr. P. J. Carey Assembly #0561 4th Degree Knights of ColumbusMap (db m81030) WM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Moss Point — 193 — Moss Point Blues
Front The African American community of Moss Point has produced an abundance of talented musicians, including many who entertained along the Gulf Coast as well as some who traveled across the country and overseas as members of prominent . . . — Map (db m102156) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Moss Point — POW (Prisoners of War)Born, Living or Credited to Jackson County — World War Two / Korean War
World War Two Nathan Allen, Albert Broussard, Frank Dethloff, James D. Gautier, Harold Goff, James Caire, William Johnson, James Kelly, Guy Krebs, Claude Martin, Bob Sieznger, Maurice Tanner, Mitch Varcereaux, Erwin . . . — Map (db m102383) WM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Ocean Springs — Marble Springs
Site probably used by Indians. Was most popular for medicinal properties from 1850s until 1920. Also known as 'Mineral Springs' and the best known nationally of Mississippi's many mineral spring resorts. — Map (db m102206) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Ocean Springs — Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center
Built in 1927 as the Ocean Springs Public School. Designed by William Nolan, the building includes panels painted by artist Walter Anderson. In 1998, the building was renamed for Mary C. O'Keefe (1893-1980), first female school superintendent in . . . — Map (db m25820) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Ocean Springs — Ocean Springs World War I Memorial
In memory of the service and sacrifice of this community during the World War and Emile Ladnier killed in action November Seventh Nineteen Hundred Eighteen. — Map (db m25827) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Camp Jefferson Davis
Authorized on February 22, 1848, by President James K. Polk, this camp was situated on a peninsula just south of Pascagoula called Greenwood Island. The camp grounds consisted of several buildings, including a hospital, parade ground, and . . . — Map (db m102205) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Camp Jefferson Davis - Soldiers Return From The Mexican War - 1848
After the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in February, 1848, ending the Mexican War, 80,000 US Troops returned to the US for reassignment or discharge. To alleviate the crowded port conditions of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mobile, and St. . . . — Map (db m102309) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Camp Lawson – Military Hospital on Greenwood Island – 1848
Named in honor of Thomas Lawson, the Surgeon General of the Army, it was staffed by the Chief Medical Officer of Twiggs' Brigade, Surgeon John B. Porter, and Assistant Surgeons Glover Perin and Lyman Stone, U.S. Army. Located on the southern point . . . — Map (db m102360) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Camp Twiggs and the Military Asylum 1849-1855
Camp Twiggs was named in honor of Army General David E. Twiggs, the commanding general of the Western Division, the geographical area of the southeast U.S. in 1849. Twiggs replaced Zachary Taylor when Taylor was elected President in November, 1848. . . . — Map (db m102359) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Capt. John Grant
Tomb ½ block W. Built first RR in old S. W., 1831. Invented passing track & raised platform. Dredged "Grant's Pass" & E. branch Pascagoula R. Legislator in Miss., Ala., & La., voting for Ala. charter to N.O. & M. (L & N), 1866. — Map (db m102202) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Jackson County WWII MemorialDecember 8, 1941 – August 14, 1945
In tribute to the courageous men and women of Jackson County, Mississippi, who fought in World War II for the democratic ideals which we hold so dear. — Map (db m102311) WM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Krebs Cotton Gin
Invented and operated by members of pioneer Krebs family at least two decades before the Whitney gin. Family burial ground is on site of Old Spanish Fort. — Map (db m102185) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Louisiana Native Guard Attacks Pascagoula
Jackson County, being on the Confederate side during the American Civil War, suffered numerous incursions by Union forces. However, it was the one of April 9, 1863, which, although small by combat standards, had far-reaching import to Union military . . . — Map (db m102301) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — MississippiThe Magnolia State
Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th. state, 1817. — Map (db m102187) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — 191 — Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival
Front The Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival, one of the longest running blues festivals in the Deep South, was founded in 1991 by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Commission, Inc. At the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in . . . — Map (db m102158) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Pascagoula Fire Fighters
On this site on April 17, 1952, Pascagoula's newest and most modern fire truck, on its way to an emergency call collided with and was destroyed by a train called "The Hummingbird". Assistant Chief Klein Thornton, Firefighter DeWitt Monroe, and . . . — Map (db m16546) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Pascagoula Street Railroad and Power Company
The Pascagoula Ice and Freezer Company was established in the late 1880s. Its name changed in 1903 when the one-story brick building just north of this site was built. It is the only example of Mission Revival Style architecture in Pascagoula . . . — Map (db m102184) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — President Zachary Taylor's Summer Home SiteUnited States of America
. . . — Map (db m102145) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Round Island Lighthouse
The original Round Island lighthouse was built in 1833 on Round Island for $5,895 by Marshall Lincoln and David Henshaw. It was constructed using methods similar to those used on the East coast rather than methods suitable for the Gulf coast and the . . . — Map (db m102291) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Round Island Lighthouse
Round Island is located in the shallow Mississippi Sound only 3 miles offshore of the entrance to the Pascagoula River. By the early 19th Century increasing coastal commerce had made the need for a lighthouse critical. This first Round Island . . . — Map (db m102363) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Round Island Lighthouse
The Round Island Lighthouse was built on the barrier island of the same name located off the mouth of the Pascagoula River. Replacing an earlier structure built in the 1830's, the lighthouse was completed in 1859 for a cost of $7,130.97. The . . . — Map (db m102386) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Shipbuilding in Jackson County
Jackson County is known for shipbuilding. Early settlers hand-crafted utility, fishing and local transportation boats to one-of-a-kind designs, but World War I saw explosive development of a modern industry. Dierks-Blodgett in Pascagoula, and . . . — Map (db m102361) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — The Longfellow HouseIn the ship-yard stood the Master...From Pascagoula's sunny bay
The Longfellow House was built in 1850 by Captain Daniel Smith Graham, a wealthy New Orleans slave trader and occasional pirate. After construction the captain continued with his sea-faring duties leaving his wife to keep up the mansion. As time . . . — Map (db m102358) HM

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