"Keeweechic's Pascagoula" Pascagoula by keeweechic

Pascagoula Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 20 photos

Pascagoula got its name from a band of peaceful Native Americans (Pascagoula means 'bread eaters') who first inhabited the area. Unfortunately they are now extinct after having drowned themselves chanting as they waded into the deepening river waters when they were about to be enslaved to the fierce Biloxi, the enemy. This sad event has resulted in Pascagoula also being known as the "Singing River" city by the sea.

Pascagoula has a rich history of being a European settlement dating back over 300 years when it was inhabited first by the Spanish, followed by the French and English settlers. This was the gathering place of nations who came here to trade, build or buy ships and has now become Mississippi's premier and busiest port. The states largest shipbuilding employer is here as well as other industries such as a Chevron refinery, First Chemical Corporation, BP/Amoco and Goldman Offshore just to name a few. The Pascagoula Naval Station is located on the Singing River Island and is the homeport to several Navy warships as well as a large Coast Guard contingent.

Mississippi's 8th largest city, Pascagoula is the County Seat of Jackson County. There are roughly 30,000 residents here.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.(c) keeweechic 2001-2006 (copyright)

  • Last visit to Pascagoula: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 4, 2006
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  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2007 at 2:06 PM

    Great page. I should visit this region. Thank you for sharing.

  • TinKan's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2004 at 8:20 PM

    The death song of the Pascagoula tribe..... naw... just nature singing to the people of the world. Great stuff here as always.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2004 at 2:48 AM

    How interesting to here about the Legend of the Singing river, hee hee tooks me back to the Singing Water weels in Hamah! Great page Keewee dear ;-)

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2003 at 9:41 PM

    Well keewee it is nice there , we are thinking of going to Biloxi again soon .Don't know why we like it there ,we just do . You made a great page of Pascagoula ,Lori & I should check it out the next time.Thanks

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2003 at 8:09 PM

    oh yes, these wee places are sooo rewarding to visit. thanx KW, the Singing River, sounds like a place for me...not that I wanne do the same like story tells...don't get me wrong

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2003 at 9:22 PM

    Nice job! I like reading about little-known destinations such as this.

  • Dec 13, 2002 at 8:20 AM

    glad to know that you promote the hidden beauty of our city

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2002 at 11:23 AM

    A lot of history here, and a nice informative page and pics

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2002 at 3:12 AM

    This place sounds like it has plentiful water. Photos are super!!

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