Pascagoula, one of Mississippi’s largest cities, is the County Seat of Jackson County. It is home to approximately 24,000 residents with a daytime population of perhaps twice that many. Though Pascagoula boasts grand Spanish moss laden live oaks, and splendid historic structures, she also has the breeziness, pleasant ambiance and architecture of a fishing village. While she enjoys a comfortable coexistence with some mammoth industries, she stubbornly maintains the quiet dignity, quality of life and tenacious preservation of natural beauty more characteristic of a rural community.
The village of Pascagoula was incorporated in 1838 and in 1910, Pascagoula and the village of Scranton, which had spring up around a railroad station, were combined and incorporated as the City of Pascagoula.
In 2021, the Scranton Historic District in downtown Pascagoula was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
HISTORIC PASCAGOULA BIKE TRAIL
Come take a family outing or a peaceful break by exploring the Historic Pascagoula Bike Trail. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy a unique combination of cycling, nature, history and coastal culture.