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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gautier, Mississippi
Location of Gautier, Mississippi
► Jackson County (55) ► George County (1) ► Harrison County (111) ► Stone County (11) ► Mobile County, Alabama (173)
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|This area was not always known as Gautier. The story of the city actually began in 1699. A French expedition, led by Pierre d'Iberville and accompanied by his younger brother, Jean-Baptiste Bienville, made landfall in Mobile, Alabama and explored . . . — — Map (db m122547) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
This monument is dedicated to the men
and women of the armed services of
the United States of America who
served and are still serving
In recognition of their personal sacrifices
their service to our county and their
dedication to . . . — — Map (db m122632) WM|
|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|
|The nearby earthen mound was built by prehistoric Indians during the Late Woodland Period between 400 and 700 A. D. The mound's flat summit was used for ceremonial purposes. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is one of the few . . . — — Map (db m129007) HM|
|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|
|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|
|Saint Pierre's Episcopal Church was organized in 1921 by Bishop Theodore DuBose Bratton, the third Bishop of Mississippi. In 1992 the congregation constructed a new sanctuary at this location under the leadership of Rev. Harold Martin. The original . . . — — Map (db m131646) HM|
|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|
|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|