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We are just a single page in the book of our history. We encourage you to learn about some of South Mississippi's heritage with some of our resources below.

Native American History: 9000 BC to AD 1699

Native American History: 9000 BC to AD 1699


Native Americans of Mississippi's great Gulf Coast were likely the first to settle in the region.

Colonization & the Civil War: 1699- 1865

Colonization & the Civil War: 1699- 1865


European colonization led to the demand for fast production of supplies. Slavery was introduced, which facilitated the colonization process.

Recent Immigration History: Mississippi’s Seafood Industry 1880s to Present

Recent Immigration History: Mississippi’s Seafood Industry 1880s to Present


In 1904, Biloxi became to be known as the “Seafood Capital of the World.”

Honey Island Swamp Monster

Honey Island Swamp Monster


The Honey Island Swamp Monster is an evasive creature that lives along the Pearl River.

Legend of Singing River

Legend of Singing River


The Pascagoula River in Mississippi has a dark history. The story unfolds with a complex love affair within the Pascagoula Indian Tribe and the Biloxi Indian Tribe. The princess of the Biloxi Tribe, Anola, fell in love with Altama, Chief of the rival Pascagoula Tribe.

Gautier Historic Schoolhouse

Gautier Historic Schoolhouse


This important piece of history served children and adults of all ages in various forms of community and cultural assets.

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST
NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Avenue Biloxi, MS, 39530

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