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Biloxi
Harrison County, Mississippi

ZipCodes
39530, 39531

Motto
The Playground of the South



Page Contents for Biloxi, Mississippi

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Biloxi is approximately 53,403 1995, 44054 2010.
The approximate number of families is 18,864 1990, 17104 2010.
The amount of land area in Biloxi is 50.851 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 18.363 sq kilometers.
The distance from Biloxi to Washington DC is 908 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 151 miles. (as the crow flies)
Biloxi is positioned 30.41 degrees north of the equator and 88.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Biloxi per capita income is $ 18,500 1990.
Biloxi median income is $ 26,426 1990.
The Biloxi median home price is $ 80,406 1990.

Location

on the gulf coast of Mississippi in between Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. Nearby communities include: Gulfport, Pascagoula and Long Beach.
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History & History Related Items

Biloxi is an Indian word which means "First People." This area is the oldest French settlement in the Mississippi Valley, having served under eight different flags - French, English, Spanish, West Florida Republic, Mississippi Magnolia, Confederate States, Mississippi State and the United States.

It was explored in 1699 by Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville who was sent by the King of France to claim this important coastal region. With a small troop, he sailed into Biloxi Bay and established Fort Maurepas and a small colony on the east shore that is now Ocean Springs.
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Attractions

Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library
2244 Beach Blvd
Biloxi MS 39531
Phone: 228 388-9074
Toll-free: 800 570-3818
Fax: 228 388-7084
Retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Includes Beauvoir House, Presidential Library, Confederate Museum, historic cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier and gift shop. Open daily Mar - Oct, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Nov - Feb, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Admission charged. Please call to confirm hours and fees

Biloxi Lighthouse
P O Box 508
Biloxi MS 39533
Phone: 228 435-6308
Toll-free: 800 245-6943
Fax: 228 435-6246
The Biloxi Lighthouse was built in 1848. One tour daily 10:00 am Mon-Sat. Admission $ 2 adults, $ 1 seniors/students. Please call to confirm hours and fees

Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum
119 Rue Magnolia
Biloxi MS 39530
Phone: 228 435-6245
Toll-free: 800 245-6943
Fax: 228 435-6246
Housed in the historic Magnolia Hotel, the Mardi Gras Museum tells the colorful story of Mardi Gras along the Coast. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am to 4:00pm. Admission $ 2 adults, $ 1 students, senior citizens. Please call to confirm hours and fees

Father Ryan House Bed & Breakfast
1196 Beach Blvd
Biloxi MS 39530
Phone: 228 435-1189
Toll-free: 800 295-1189
Fax: 228 436-3063
E-mail: frryan@frryan.com
Built circa 1841, this antebellum home is on the national historic registry and the one time home of Father Abram Ryan, poet laureate of the Confederacy. Open for tours from 3:00 to 5:00pm, appointment required. No admission charged. Please call to confirm hours

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum
P O Box 1907
Biloxi MS 39533
Phone: 228 435-6320
Fax: 228 435-6309
E-mail: schooner@maritimemuseum.org
This museum is meant to help preserve and interpret the maritime history and seafood heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A film on Hurricane Camille runs every hour. Gift shop available. Open Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; Sun 12:00 noon to 4:00pm Memorial Day - Labor Day. Admission charged, group rates available with reservations. Handicapped accessible. Please call to confirm hours and fees. Moran's Art Studio
110 Porter Ave
Biloxi MS 39530
Phone: 228 435-9615
E-mail: moranart@aol.com
Original works of Joe Moran, pottery of George E. Ohr, artist originals of Mary Moran and Tommy Moran. Gifts, prints and coastal scenes. Home of ancient Indian burial ground. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am to 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am to 1:00pm; closed on Sun. No admission charged. Please call for hours.

The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
136 G. E. Ohr St
Biloxi MS 39530
Phone: 228 374-5547
Fax: 228 436-3641
E-mail: info@georgeohr.org
"Mad Potter of Biloxi," noted throughout the art world for his unique pottery which boasts paper-thin walls and brilliant glazes. Hosts national and regional traveling exhibits, along with the works of local artists. Open Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Group rates available. Admission charged. Please call to confirm hours and fees.

Old Brick House
P O Box 508
Biloxi MS 39530
Phone: 228 435-6121
Toll-free: 800 245-6943
Fax: 228 435-6246
Saved from neglect by the ladies of Biloxi's Garden Clubs, the Old Brick House is now an historic house museum. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am to 4:00pm. Admission $ 2 adults, $ 1 students, senior citizens. Please call to confirm hours and fees.

Tullis-Toledano Manor
P O Box 508
Biloxi MS 39533
Phone: 228 435-6293
Fax: 228 435-6246
Built in 1856 on Biloxi's East Beach for Christoval and Matilde Toledano. One of the Mississippi Gulf Coast's most unique examples of antebellum architecture. Admission $ 2 adults, $ 1 seniors/students. Open Mon-Sat 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call to confirm hours and fees
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Biloxi City Government

City of Biloxi official site P.O. Box 429
Biloxi, MS 39533
Toll-free: 800-BILOXI-3

Biloxi Schools

Biloxi Public Schools
P.O. Box 168
Biloxi, Mississippi 39533
Phone: 228-374-1810 Biloxi

Miscellany

The population of Biloxi was:
1990 - 46,319
1995 - 53,403

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