Creosote Works

Creosote Works (HMAWZ)

Location: Gautier, MS 39553 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 22.685', W 88° 36.809'

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The West Pascagoula Creosote Works, at this site, was the first continuously operated creosote treatment plant in the nation. Established in 1874 to protect railroad bridge timbers against rot and the toredo worm, the plant was open until 1978. Thousands of the treated pilings were used in building the Panama Canal.
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HM NumberHMAWZ
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 344966 N 3361785
Decimal Degrees30.37808333, -88.61348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 22.685', W 88° 36.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 22' 41.10" N, 88° 36' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)228, 601, 662
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 305 Graveline Rd, Gautier MS 39553, US
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