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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gautier, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Jackson 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> Jackson County, MS (74) George County, MS (1) Harrison County, MS (132) Stone County, MS (19) Mobile County, AL (222)  JacksonCounty(74) Jackson County (74)  GeorgeCounty(1) George County (1)  HarrisonCounty(132) Harrison County (132)  StoneCounty(19) Stone County (19)  MobileCountyAlabama(222) Mobile County (222)
Pascagoula is the county seat for Jackson County
Gautier is in Jackson County
      Jackson County (74)  
      George County (1)  
      Harrison County (132)  
      Stone County (19)  
      Mobile County, Alabama (222)  
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1 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — City of Gautier
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
2 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
3 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
4 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — Gautier Beachfront Historic District
National Register of Historic Places Funded with support from the National Parks Service and the Mississippi Department of Archives and HistoryMap (db m243006) HM
5 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
6 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — Gautier War Memorial
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
7 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
8 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — Graveline Bayou Indian Mound
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
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9 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
10 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — Jennie Orrell House
Built ca. 1907 of long leaf yellow pine by Eugenie Orrell (1850-1932), daughter of Alfred and Ann Lewis, owners of Oldfields Plantation. The old Louisville and Nashville Railroad depot was moved to this site in 1968 as a guest house. The . . . Map (db m197352) HM
11 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — Labrot House Reported missing
Built ca. 1899 by S.W. and Elizabeth Henderson Labrot. Labrot was superintendent of the L&N Railroad Creosote Plant. In 1902, the Labrots sold the house to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company. The style of construction, using vertical . . . Map (db m243013) HM
12 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — McRae Family Cemetery
Arriving in 1827, the McRaes were among the earliest settlers of this area and owned extensive property along the Mississippi Sound. This cemetery is the burial place of family patriarch John McRae, who died in l835. His sons Colin, John J., . . . Map (db m197403) HM
13 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
14 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — Saint Pierre's Episcopal Church
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
15 Mississippi, Jackson County, Gautier — The Alfred E. Lewis House“Oldfields”
Located on a French colonial land grant to Jean-Baptiste Baudreau dit Graveline, the Greek Revival house was built ca. 1845 by prominent planter, merchant, politician and Graveline descendant Col. Alfred E. Lewis, who was also a delegate to the . . . Map (db m243018) HM
16 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
17 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
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May. 28, 2024