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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gulfport, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Harrison County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Harrison County, MS (111) Hancock County, MS (33) Jackson County, MS (67) Pearl River County, MS (9) Stone County, MS (17) St. Bernard Parish, LA (63)  HarrisonCounty(111) Harrison County (111)  HancockCounty(33) Hancock County (33)  JacksonCounty(67) Jackson County (67)  PearlRiverCounty(9) Pearl River County (9)  StoneCounty(17) Stone County (17)  St.BernardParishLouisiana(63) St. Bernard Parish (63)
Biloxi and Gulfport are both the county seat for Harrison County
Gulfport is in Harrison County
      Harrison County (111)  
ADJACENT TO HARRISON COUNTY
      Hancock County (33)  
      Jackson County (67)  
      Pearl River County (9)  
      Stone County (17)  
      St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (63)  
 
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1Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — 1863 East Pascagoula Raid
The Louisiana Native Guards, composed largely of former slaves and free men of color from Louisiana, were organized by Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler in 1862. On April 9, 1863, 180 men from companies B and G of the 2nd Regiment, landed at . . . Map (db m102161) HM
2Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — 24 — Broadcasting the Blues
Front Blues radio took off in the post-World War II era with the arrival of rhythm & blues programming. A new era for blues radio began in 2000 when Rip Daniels, a Gulfport native, launched the American Blues Network (ABN) at this site. . . . Map (db m80988) HM
3Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Dr. Felix Henry Dunn
An African American physician, lived and practiced medicine here fron 1953 until 2002. His work to register African American voters provoked repeated death threats and fire bombing of his clinic. He was president of the Gulfport Branch NAACP and . . . Map (db m102169) HM
4Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Gulf Coast College
Once located in the Handsboro Community, Gulf Coast College was founded in 1865 by Henry Leinhard as a private coeducational boarding school here on this site. In the early 1890's the college was converted into a public school. After the original . . . Map (db m81008) HM
5Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Gulf Coast Military Academy
This preparatory school for boys was founded in 1912. The senior division campus, closed in 1951, is now the site of the Armed Forces Retirement Home-Gulfport, formerly known as the United States Naval Home. The junior division campus, closed in . . . Map (db m68452) HM
6Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — 184 — Gulfport Boogie
Front Gulfport was once home to an active blues and rhythm & blues scene, particularly here in the North Gulfport area. Jaimoe, famed drummer with the Allman Brothers Band, was raised in Gulfport, as was the band’s onetime bassist . . . Map (db m80990) HM
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7Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In
Near this spot on April 17 and April 24, 1960, Gulfport NAACP president Dr. Felix Dunn and his family joined in peaceful "wade-in" demonstrations to challenge the laws denying African Americans use of the beach. Gulfport police officers removed the . . . Map (db m68450) HM
8Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Handsboro
N. 1 mi. Founded c. 1800. Famed, 1840-1900, for foundries, sawmills & shipyard; Coast's first newspaper, "Democrat" (1846); and many fine academies. Here Jeff. Davis attended Polar Star Lodge, founded in 1852.Map (db m81006) HM
9Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Handsboro Presbyterian Church
Organized November 18, 1877, by the New Orleans Presbytery. The present church building was erected in 1891 on the site of the original building which was destroyed by fire in 1889.Map (db m81007) HM
10Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Harrison County Confederate Monument1861 — 1865 — Lest We Forget —
"In Memory of our Confederate Dead"Map (db m102155) WM
11Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Kellier-Sternberg House
The Ionic-columned, neoclassical house that once stood here was originally built ca. 1900 by T.G.B. Kellier and was later owned by Edward Sternberg, southeastern claims and litigation manager for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. In 1999, "The . . . Map (db m68459) HM
12Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Memorialization of Jefferson Davis
On site of old Harrison County Court House where at age 80 he made this famed speech — To the — young men of Mississippi which stands out as this great American's crowning service to the United States through its . . . Map (db m81014) HM
13Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Mississippi City Courthouse
Constructed in 1893 as part of the Harrison County Circuit Clerk's office, the "Old Courthouse," located here, was a two-story, red brick edifice. It was the last remaining structure associated with a complex of courthouse buildings in Mississippi . . . Map (db m81011) HM
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14Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Old Gulfport High School
The Gulfport High School, built in 1923 by architect N. W. Overstreet, replaced two earlier schools built in 1899 and 1905, both of which burned. Opened in 1924 at a new location on 15th Street, the school was converted to a junior high in 1977 due . . . Map (db m102167) HM
15Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Ship Island
12 miles south of the mainland lies emerald waters and sugar white sand. Site of economic and military conquest by the Spanish in the 1500s and the French in 1699, the British in the 1700s, and the Union Army in 1861. Site of Civil War Fort . . . Map (db m102170) HM
16Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, once located here, was organized as a mission parish in 1846. Originally a simple rectangular frame building with twin front doors. The church was altered and enlarged over the years and was moved from its original . . . Map (db m81009) HM
17Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — The Magnolia Route
On April 20, 1925, the Magnolia Route opened with a forty-hour, 1,000 mile endurance drive from Gulfport to Chicago. This route was designed to bring more commerce and tourism to Mississippi.Map (db m80995) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022