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Ocean Springs
Jackson County, Mississippi


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Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Ocean Springs is approximately 14,658 (1990), 17442 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,971 (1990), 6984 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ocean Springs is 24.167 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 9.218 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ocean Springs to Washington DC is 903 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 156 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ocean Springs is positioned 30.40 degrees north of the equator and 88.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The Mississippi Gulf Coast area 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. A replica of this fort has been created and may be visited. It is a particularly lively place for the -Fort Maurepas Reenactment- or the annual -Landing of d'Iberville- celebrated in Ocean Springs.
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Home of the Walter Anderson Museum and Gallery with works by the late naturalist who isnow receiving world-wide acclaim.
Home of Artist Stig Marcussen, naturalist, who is fast becoming one of America's greats.
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