Sunday, July 19, 2015

Long Beach MS Realtor

Why Purchase Property  In The Long Beach, Mississippi area?

 History Of Long Beach Mississippi

Long Beach, Mississippi is the typical small Mississippi Community with the exception that it is blessed being proudly located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Long Beach has a very rich background as do all of the other MS Gulf Coastline communities.  Long Beach has added allure because it is also a residential college town.

Both Long Beach and Pass Christian, MS share Cat Island as a barrier island along with this islands shared historic importance.   Cat Island was discovered by Pierre LeMoyne D’Iberville in March of 1699 and called this barrier island Isle aux Chats.

In 1719, a Christian Ladner landed on the Mississippi Gulf Coastline aboard the “Le Marie’ at the age of 20 and he married a Marie Brunet (Brunel).  This couple produced a son, Nicholas Christian Ladner who was delivered in 1727 who wedded Marianne and they had eleven children.  N. Christian Ladner improved Cat Island in 1745.  These parents were the name sake of both channels off the coastline of Long Beach called Pass Christian and Pass Marrianne.   The town of Pass Christian was named after N. Christian Ladner.

Following the death of her husband, N. Christian Ladner in 1759, Widow, Marrianne Ladner moved to what is currently East Long Beach in 1788 and called Bear Point and built a home with chimneys at each end of the house which was the custom in those days.  Over time, and due to the ravages of hurricanes, only the chimneys remained of the home and the chimneys were used as location markers by the local.  This small village acquired the name of Old Chimneys.

A favorite Long Beach restaurant called Chimney’s Restaurant was located near the former Ladner property.  Long Beach MS Realtor  That establishment became Chappey’s Restaurant which closed following the advent of Hurricane Katrina.   There are now restaurants in nearby Long Beach Mississippi with these two names.

Long Beach has a multi-colored history that is amplified by many tales about pirates.  A famous British pirate called Captain Cleytus Pitcher prowled the Mississippi Gulf Coastline and his his captured treasure at today what is referred to as Pitcher’s Point.   Pitcher’s Point is close to the traditional western border of Long Beach near the Pass Christian city limit.

Pitcher’s Point is considered to be cursed to this day due to a drunken brawl. more info here Captain Pitcher experienced a heated exchange along with his men and his fellow pirates burnt down a tree house where Captain Pitcher lived with Captain Pitcher still in the house.

The Community changed its name to Rosalie by a family named McCaughan.

In the 1870’s, a George Scott gave a parcel of land to be used as a railroad station that linked to Long Beach, MS and Mobile, AL to the East and as far West as New Orleans and then Houston.

Two brothers with the last name of Thomas established fruit tree orchards in the 1880’s.  These brothers cleared many acres of open property for the cultivation of both fruit and veggies. The brothers changed the name of the community from Scott’s Station to Long Beach.

From around 1908 until 1923, Long Beach was a respected truck farming hub and was considered as the ‘Radish Capital of the World’.  Train cars loaded with radishes named ‘Long Beach Reds’ were transported to manufacturing areas in the north part of the USA for the employees to partake with their afternoon beer or ale.

Present Day Long Beach, Mississippi

Long Beach, Mississippi is a lovely beach community situated in Harrison County and was incorporated in 1905 with 800 citizens.  See The YT Video Long Beach is situated 3 miles west of Gulfport and 60 miles east of New Orleans.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the year round population of Long Beach was estimated to be 15,176 in 2013.

In 2013, CNN listed Long Beach as one of the ‘Can’t Miss’ beaches in the United States because of it’s impressive beauty.   You can locate wonderful homes and real property in every price range offered in Long Beach.  See Kelly Creely's YouTube Video Channel Here

The Long Beach public school system has a very established tradition of excellence.  The Long Beach general public education system has a student-to-teacher ratio of only 14-1 which is amongst the smallest in the entire State of Mississippi.  Long Beach High School offers strenuous academics including university preparatory classes, advanced placement classes, and award winning vocational classes.  In 2007, Long Beach High School was called a Nation wide Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education and one of only 273 private and public schools in the United States to receive this honor.

Long Beach Mississippi

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