Pascagoula

Pascagoula is a major industrial city of Mississippi, along the Gulf Coast. Prior to World War II, the town was a sleepy fishing village of only about 5,000. The population exploded with the war-driven shipbuilding industry. Although the city’s population seemed to peak in the late 1970s and early 1980s as Cold War defense spending was at its height, Pascagoula experienced some new growth and development in the years before Hurricane Katrina. Today, Pascagoula is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding, owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries. Other major industries include one of the largest Chevron refineries in the country.

Pascagoula has been home or host to many notable people, including the pirate Jean Lafitte; the infamous Copeland Gang; Andrew Jackson; General (later President) Zachary Taylor; Confederate General and Congressman David Emanuel Twiggs; Union Admiral David Farragut; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who is said to have penned “The Building of a Ship” while in Pascagoula (although his stay is more local folklore than truth); and Nobel Laureate in literature William Faulkner who is believed to have written “Mosquitoes” while summering in Pascagoula. (Wikipedia)

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The Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites

We make ordinary nights, EXTRAORDINARY!

3604 Magnolia Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567

(228) 696-1894 / (228) 696-1894

Distance to Pascagoula: 0.29 mi

Built in 1894 the Inn is located in the Historic Downtown District of Pascagoula, shopping, dining, entertainment, the public library, waterfront parks, historical sites, and more are available within walking distance. We are only minutes from Beach Park and just … Continue reading

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Front Beach Cottages

A coastal Inn in Downtown Ocean Springs

207 Dewey Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

(228) 215-0969

Distance to Pascagoula: 16.37 mi

Ranked #1 Bed & Breakfast, Front Beach Cottages is a cozy coastal inn located one and a half blocks from Front Beach and just three blocks from Downtown Ocean Springs, Comfortable and classy,Front Beach Cottages puts you right in the … Continue reading