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Former location of Camp Jefferson Davis, now the 14 acre Beach Park. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
Former location of Camp Jefferson Davis, now the 14 acre Beach Park.
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 — 2 — Captain H.H. Colle House — 410 Live Oak Avenue — Pascagoula Historic Pathway
The Captain H.H. Colle House is a center-hall style cottage. It dates from 1880 making it one of the oldest surviving structures from old Scranton (Pascagoula). Typical of home construction of this time period, the walls are horizontal wood boards . . . — Map (db m122480) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — 5 — DeJean House — 3603 Frederic Street — Pascagoula Historic Pathway
Built in 1906 by Ambrose Linder for Valsin Pierre DeJean and his new wife, May Mundy, the DeJean house is one of the few remaining Queen Anne cottages in Pascagoula. The home features the original cast iron fence and many original interior features. . . . — Map (db m122476) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — 4 — Dr. Joseph A. Tabor House — 520 Live Oak Avenue — Pascagoula Historic Pathway
Built in 1905 by Dr. Joseph A. Tabor, this home is Pascagoula's finest example of a Dutch Colonial Revival Residence, a rare architectural style in South Mississippi. Dr. Tabor was born in Chicago in 1870 and relocated to New Orleans where he . . . — Map (db m122479) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Jackson County Government
Jackson County has seen many governments. The first European settlement in the Mississippi gulf coast area was at present-day Ocean Springs in 1699. The French found the area already occupied by several American Indian tribes, with the primary . . . — Map (db m117281) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Jackson County WWII Memorial — December 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 — Mississippi — The 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 — 6 — Orange Avenue Historic District — 523 Orange Avenue — Pascagoula Historic Pathway
The Orange Avenue Historic District includes nineteen architecturally significant structures on Orange and Live Oak Avenues and Frederic and Magnolia Streets. Five of the homes in the area are independently listed in the National Register of . . . — Map (db m122478) 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 River Basin Ecosystem
The Pascagoula River basin is the largest and last unimpeded river system in the lower 48 states. The basin is approximately 64 miles long and 84 miles wide with 16,045 miles of rivers and streams. The Pascagoula River is the lifeblood . . . — Map (db m122676) 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 Site — United States of America
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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 — Running the Blockade: SS Fanny (Fox)
During the American Civil War the Union forces' grand strategy, the Anaconda Plan, was to encircle and then strangle the Southern States into submission. Confederate response included the use of blockade runners that dashed through the naval . . . — Map (db m122537) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — Scranton's
Today's downtown Pascagoula used to be the town of Scranton, Mississippi, until the two towns merged in 1912. The early history of the area was marked by two fires in 1921 that leveled the downtown area. A new fire hall was built in 1925 . . . — Map (db m117278) 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 First Raid From the Sea – July 1862
On July 18, the USS Grey Cloud and USS New London turned at Round Island and headed directly toward the large hotel at Pascagoula announcing their arrival by firing two shells over the hotel scattering the civilian population. Both . . . — Map (db m122486) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — The Longfellow House — In 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
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — The Round Island Affair - 1849
Round Island is easily seen three miles south of the Pascagoula River entrance. In the summer of 1849 it was the site of an event which drew attendance by soldiers of fortune from all over the South and required intervention by the President of the . . . — Map (db m122533) HM
Mississippi (Jackson County), Pascagoula — William Faulkner, Pascagoula Novelist
William Faulkner (1897-1962) is considered one of the great Southern writers. Faulkner is traditionally associated with northern Mississippi. For much of his life, Oxford, Mississippi was his home, and many of his stories were set in his fictional . . . — Map (db m122540) HM

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