The Coastal Plain

Regional History

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The Annexation of West Florida

Local Info and History


Hancock: est. 1812; pop. 43,929

Harrison: est. 1841; pop. 187,105

Stone: est. 1916; pop. 17,786

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Bay St. Louis: (CS) pop. 9,260

Biloxi: (CS) pop. 44,054

Diamondhead: pop. 8,425

D'iIberville: pop. 9,486

Gulfport: (CS) pop. 67,793

Long Beach, pop. 14,792

Pass Christian, pop. 4,613

Waveland: pop. 6,435

Wiggins: (CS) pop. 4,390


A Pirate’s Curse

The Headless Pirate

A Chance Roll: The Beginnings of Gulfport

Our Lady of the Gulf

St. Rose de Lima

Mississippi City

Two Trips to Waveland

The Biloxi Wade-Ins 

Dizzy Dean’s Grave

Local Info and History 


George: est. 1910; pop. 22,57

Jackson: est. 1812; pop. 139,668

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Gautier, pop. 18,572

Lucedale: (CS) pop. 3,043

Moss Point, pop. 13,704

Ocean Springs, pop. 17,442

Pascagoula (CS), pop. 22,392


The History of Ocean Springs

The Ocean Springs Hotel

The History of Pascagoula 

The History of Moss Point 

The History of Lucedale

Vera Anderson McDonald

The Phantom Barber

This One Night in Pascagoula

Crooked Feather

Christmas in Lucedale

Local Info and History 


Pearl River: est. 1890; pop. 55,834

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Picayune: pop. 10,878

Poplarville: (CS) pop. 2,894


Ms. Eliza Jane and Picayune

The Beginnings of Picayune

The Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar

The Great Chupacabra Incident