Scranton's (HM27H5)

Location: Pascagoula, MS 39567 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 22.014', W 88° 33.499'

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Today's downtown Pascagoula used to be the town of Scranton, Mississippi, until the two towns merged in 1912. The early history of the area was marked by two fires in 1921 that leveled the downtown area.

A new fire hall was built in 1925 with three main areas. The eastern side of the first floor housed the fire engine and an area for the firemen. The western side of the building was city hall, which included the city clerk's office, a private office for the Mayor and the city court room. City hall even included a built-in vault for city records. The second floor was dedicated to public use and was used as a municipal hall and meetings of the fire company.

Today, Scranton's Restaurant maintains the heritage of Scranton Fire Company Number 1 and guests dine in the spot where the mayor once conducted the business of Pascagoula; touch the bars of the town's original jail cell, and glimpse the bright red door that once opened to the old firehouse.

This marker is a part of Jackson County's 200th anniversary celebration. School students may add this site to their "passport" with a pencil rubbing of the picture above. Additional information on Jackson County's history and 200th anniversary events may be found online:
HM NumberHM27H5
Year Placed2012
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 350250 N 3360471
Decimal Degrees30.36690000, -88.55831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 22.014', W 88° 33.499'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 22' 0.83999999999996" N, 88° 33' 29.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)228, 601, 662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 619-623 Delmas Ave, Pascagoula MS 39567, US
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