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D'Iberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, immediately north of Biloxi, across the Back Bay. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 9,486.  It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is named after French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, who arrived at the area in 1699. Almost 300 years later, D'Iberville officially became a city in 1988.

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Biloxi is one of the oldest communities in the country, having first been settled in 1699. Today, the city is a cultural melting pot, with a year ’round schedule of celebrations, set against a backdrop of sugar-white sand beaches, great deep-sea or freshwater fishing, an array of championship golf courses, museums and historic sites, tantalizing seafood restaurants, and the excitement of 24-hour non-stop casino resorts. Source:

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Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi. It is the principal city of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, as a part of the Gulfport–Biloxi–Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. The population was 26,200 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jackson County.

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.

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Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. It is the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area,[3] which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city of Gulfport had a total population of 67,793. Gulfport is co-county seat with Biloxi of Harrison County, Mississippi. Gulfport is also home to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees. Source:

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Ocean Springs has a reputation as an arts community. Its historic and secluded downtown area, with streets lined by live oak trees, is home to several art galleries and shops. It is also home to a number of ethnic restaurants relatively uncommon in surrounding communities.

Ocean Springs was the hometown of the late Walter Inglis Anderson, a nationally renowned painter and muralist who died in 1965 from lung cancer. The town plays host to several festivals, including its Peter Anderson Festival and The Herb Festival.
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“The Pass” is known throughout the region as a place of legends and lore, resiliency and history, a place where we live in relaxed splendor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Our history is constantly redefined as we reveal the echoes of our storied past: from our historic homes to magnificent oaks from boating to beaches. Our past is the story of resilience: from devastating storms to heroic recovery, we never allow hard times to dampen our spirits or our commitment to prosperity for future generations.

The Pass defines an unique way of life: relaxed and resolute, casual and carefree. The Pass is as much an attitude as it is a place. While there are many ways to do anything, there is a Pass way of doing things: a way that is laid back, friendly, and where a handshake is a promise.

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D’Iberville, the French explorer founded his colony in nearby Biloxi in 1699, but it was about a century later before there was any activity around Moss Point. Forests near Moss Point supplied, in turn, the French, Spanish, and British navies with spars for their sailing war ships and armadas. Jackson County was organized in 1812. The county was named for Andrew Jackson, who had visited the territory. Following the Battle of New Orleans, some of its men settled at Moss Point. Other early settlers from North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia came by way of Greene County to establish thriving sawmill businesses. Shallow-draft schooners loaded lumber for foreign ports in Europe, Mexico, South America, and Cuba. At one time, Moss Point’s post office was designated as Elder’s Ferry, but it was “Mossey Point” to logging men and raft riders. During the Civil War, the sawmills came to a halt, when a column of Union troops marched down the river road and took over the town and the mills. After the Civil War, the lumber and sawmill business revived, and by the close of the century, Moss Point was a lumber empire. In the late 1890’s and early 1900’s there were twelve sawmills on the river, and all but three are in Moss Point within a radius of less than one mile.

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BEACH TOWN COMEBACK Bay St. Louis, Mississippi For lovers with a penchant for old architecture, affordable renovation spaces, and a mix of Southern grace, mystery, and heat, Bay St. Louis is like a blank canvas at the junction of march, river, and Gulf of Mexico beach. Five years ago this town (population 7,538) was put to the test when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the heart of the city. But the community rallied, rebuilt, and has regained its artsy, quirky independence. On a given morning in Mockingbird Cafe-the town's gathering place/coffee shop/yoga studio-conversations range from local author Ellis Anderson's new book, Under Surge, Under Siege, her firsthand account of the hurricane, to plans for a new downtown marina and renovations at the Depot District. Outside the cafe, quiet streets lined with century-old Craftsman bungalows make a grid and lead toward the long beach (called The Beach) on the town's southeast corner. And although the Gulf oil spill has residents concerned, the town is taking it day by day. By Coastal Living Magazine

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The gracious homestead that Fernando Upton Gautier (1822-1891) established in 1867, at the mouth of the Pascagoula River Basin known to the locals as the Singing River still stands a hallmark of the city that now bears his name. The legend of the Singing River is known throughout the world for its mysterious music. The sound of the singing sounds like a swarm of bees in flight and is best heard in late evenings during the late summer and autumn months. The legend is based on the mysterious extinction of the Pascagoula Tribe of Indians. The name Pascagoula means bread eaters. The Pascagoula Indians were a peaceful, gentle and content people while their neighbors to the west were not. The Biloxi Indians considered themselves to be the first people and were enemies of the Pascagoula Indians. A Biloxi Princess known as Anola fell in love with Altama, the Chief of the Pascagoula tribe. She was betrothed to a chieftain in her own tribe, but fled with Altama to live with his people. This lead to a war between the two tribes, and the Pascagoula Indians swore to either save the young couple or perish with them. The Pascagoula Indians were out-numbered and faced with enslavement by the Biloxi Tribe or death. The women and children lead the way, as the Pascagoula tribe joined hands and began to chant a song of death as they walked into the river. Many believe that the sounds heard by the river to this day are that song of death. Various explanations have been offered for this phenomenon, but none have been proven.

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Established in 1905, The City of Long Beach is 10.1 square miles, with the Gulf of Mexico as its southern border and Gulfport to the east and Pass Christian to the west. It is considered to be a bedroom community, with a population of approximately 17,000. Long Beach is known for its beautiful sandy beach and fine restaurants, with cuisine to satisfy any taste. It is a family oriented town, with an A Rated School District and one of the top 16 in the State of Mississippi. Centrally located in Harrison County, the Long Beach Harbor is easily accessible to the barrier islands. It has friendly accommodations, with an area for day boaters to launch boats and fishing piers for non-boat owners. The Long Beach Harbor has accessible boat slips, fuel, bait, and ice. Charter Boat Fishing is also available. The Harbor has a family atmosphere and a reputation of being very cordial. A Harbor Guard is on duty 24 hours a day. Long Beach has been named the “Friendly City” and is the home of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast campus. On the campus, stands the “Friendship Oak,” which is over 500 years old. Stories and fond memories have been told, artists have painted renditions and scores of articles have been written about the old oak tree. Movoto, the real estate research blog, has voted Long Beach as: #3 for “The Safest Places in Mississippi” (2015) #1 for “The 10 Best Places in Mississippi” (2014) #5 for “The 10 Safest Places in Mississippi” (2014) #4 for “The Best Towns in Mississippi for Young Families” (2013) CNN listed the Long Beach coastline as the top 22 for “CNN’s Can’t-Miss Beaches” (2013) Long Beach has much to offer the occasional visitor or the prospective home buyer. It is a thriving community with “Southern” charm and hospitality and we are anxious to share the amenities of the community with you.

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ncorporation In 2009, a petition supported by the Property Owners Association (POA) to hold an incorporation election was filed with the Hancock Chancery Court and an election approved the incorporation. Opponents contended that the petition lacked a sufficient number of signatures and that incorporation requirements were not complied with. In 2010, the Hancock Chancery court ruled against the opponents who then appealed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Further, the appeal claimed irregularities during the hearing on the original objection. On October 29, 2011, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the Hancock Chancery court and ruled against the irregularity claims.[1] In January 2012, a motion for extension to appeal the decision was denied by the Supreme Court and a final edict mandating the incorporation was issued. The City of Diamondhead was presented its charter as the 111th city in Mississippi by Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman on February 6, 2012. Name and Hawaiian influence The town of Diamondhead was named after Diamond Head, Hawaii. This Hawaiian influence is applied throughout Diamondhead. Most of the roads are named with Hawaiian names, the various community centers and private homes have a Hawaiian look, including prominent Kona/Tahitian roof lines. Originally Diamondhead was designed by the developers in the 1970s to appeal to an older demographic looking for a place to retire near from New Orleans, Gulfport and Biloxi. Over time it has slowly changed from a retirement community to a variety of age groups. Its residents now mostly consist of young families. By Wikipedia

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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