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biloxi is a mississippi beach resort town located on US 90. the area around biloxi was settled by the french and was called bilocci. in 1720 the administrative capital of french louisiana was moved to biloxi from mobile. because of concerns of hurricanes and storm surges governor bienville moved the louisiana capital to new orleans in 1723. in 1763 after the french and indian war biloxi was ceded to great britain. the spainish controlled the area around biloxi between 1779 and 1811. in 1811 mississippi came under the control of the united states and was admitted to the union in 1817. ship island just off shore from biloxi was captured by the union during the civil war but no battles were fought in the town of biloxi. in the late 19th century and the early 20 th century biloxi became a popular beach resort town. during WWII keesler air force base was built near biloxi and brought an economic boom to the area. the economy of biloxi expanded again in the 1990's with the introduction of casino gambling. in 2005 biloxi was devasted by hurricane katrina and many of it's historic buildings and casinos were destroyed. today you can still see the effects of hurricane katrina. for the most part places of interest to tourist have be restored and there are now a number of new casinos in the area. biloxi is an interesting beach town to visit when in south mississippi.

  • Last visit to Biloxi: May 2010
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