“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Hancock County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hancock County, MS (33) Harrison County, MS (111) Pearl River County, MS (9) Stone County, MS (17) St. Bernard Parish, LA (63) St. Tammany Parish, LA (51)  HancockCounty(33) Hancock County (33)  HarrisonCounty(111) Harrison County (111)  PearlRiverCounty(9) Pearl River County (9)  StoneCounty(17) Stone County (17)  St.BernardParishLouisiana(63) St. Bernard Parish (63)  St.TammanyParish(51) St. Tammany Parish (51)
Bay St. Louis is the county seat for Hancock County
Bay St. Louis is in Hancock County
      Hancock County (33)  
      Harrison County (111)  
      Pearl River County (9)  
      Stone County (17)  
      St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (63)  
      St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (51)  
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1Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — 132 — 100 Men D.B.A. Hall
Front The 100 Men D.B.A. Hall, a longtime center of African American social life and entertainment, was built in 1922 by the One Hundred Members’ Debating Benevolent Association. Over the years the association sponsored many events and . . . Map (db m80992) HM
2Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Cedar Point
Located in the northern part of Bay St. Louis, the area known as Cedar Point developed in the late 1880s when G.W. Dunbar and Sons built a seafood cannery near the end of Dunbar Avenue. In 1909, the Peerless Oyster Co. opened at the present-day site . . . Map (db m187779) HM
3Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Elmwood Manor
Located here was a two-story, French Creole house, with two-tiered galleries. Although construction may have begun prior to the War of 1812, the house was not completed until 1828. Situated on a large plantation, with Sea Island cotton its . . . Map (db m108380) HM
4Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis
First established as the Elim Baptist Church in 1858, this congregation was dissolved in 1877 and revitalized in April 1896 as First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. O.D. Bowen. The church moved to this location on Main Street in October . . . Map (db m108381) HM
5Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Hancock County Bank
Hancock County Bank opened on October 9, 1899. Weeks later the bank's board of directors purchased this property at the corner of Main Street and South Beach as the site of a new headquarters. Bay St. Louis's first two-story brick building, the . . . Map (db m108455) HM
6Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Jean Baptiste le Moyne Siuer de Bienville1680-1768
Explored the Bay of Saint Louis on August 25, 1699 and named it for Louis IX of France.Map (db m128039) HM
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7Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Naval Battle of Bay St. Louis
On Dec. 14, 1814, five U.S. gunboats fired on a British fleet entering Lake Borgne. Their action was the last naval defense of the U.S. before the victory of General Andrew Jackson at New Orleans.Map (db m78939) HM
8Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Old Spanish Customs House
On this site stood the "Spanish Customs House," perhaps the oldest structure in Bay St. Louis. The house is believed to have been built by French colonist Hyacinth Caron in 1787. The date of construction is based on an inscription in the . . . Map (db m108576) HM
9Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Our Lady of the Gulf
Established 1847 by Bishop J.J. Chanche, S.S., first Bishop of Natchez. Mother church of Hancock County, third oldest Catholic parish on the Gulf Coast and fifth oldest in Mississippi.Map (db m108548) HM
10Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Pearl Rivers
The summer home of George and Eliza Jane Poitevent Nicholson, locally known as "Fort" Nicholson, was located here. Better known as "Pearl Rivers." Eliza Nicholson (1849-1896) was a poet, writer, and published of the New Orleans . . . Map (db m108581) HM
11Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — Publius Rutilius Rufus Pray
Born in Maine, 1793, Hancock Co. judge. Served in Miss. House of Representatives, 1827 - 29. Pres. of St. Const. Conven., 1832. Elected judge of High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1837. Died 1840.Map (db m80400) HM
12Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — St. Augustine’s Seminary
Founded 1920 in Greenville, Miss., by Divine Word Missionaries. Moved to Bay St. Louis, 1923. Oldest existing Catholic seminary in Miss. for training of young men as missionary brothers & priests.Map (db m81044) HM
13Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — St. Joseph's Academy
On January 7, 1855, a Catholic parochial school was established on this site by the Sisters of St. Joseph who came to Bay St. Louis from Bourg, France at the request of Reverend Louis Stanislaus Buteux, first pastor of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic . . . Map (db m108514) HM
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14Mississippi (Hancock County), Bay St. Louis — St. Stanislaus College
Founded 1854, by Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Oldest institution of learning on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On Beach Boulevard, facing the Gulf, the school became college preparatory in 1923.Map (db m108379) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022