Moss cascading through the branches of magnificent live oak trees. Beautiful magnolias, stately pines, and shade trees are everywhere including pecan, cedar, maple and dogwood. Flowering shrubs, azaleas, camellias, bridal wreath, wisteria and crepe myrtle are also in abundance. Beautiful old homes and historic churches enhance the quaint city. The junction of two rivers, Pascagoula and Escatawpa, are also located here, where clear lakes and bayous abound. Moss Point is truly a beautiful sight to see and live.
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. Moss Point, better known in foreign countries for many years than in the United States, was recognized as the largest pine lumber export center until around 1910.
Moss Point was incorporated in 1901, and was the first and only community in Mississippi to be incorporated as a city before first being a village or a town. By then, Moss Point had a population of about 3,000. The city has shown many population increases and is now at approximately 14,000.
Located overlooking the Escatawpa River the Pelican Landing Event and Conference Center provides the city of Moss Point and surrounding areas with a convenient and upscale rental space to conduct both business meeting and private events for the citizens in the community. Pelican Landing is often chosen to hold events like weddings, class reunions, dances, and business meetings.
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