French Colonial Memorial Garden Historical

French Colonial Memorial Garden Historical (HM1XHP)

Location: Biloxi, MS 39530 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 23.72', W 88° 54.093'

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In the early 1700's, "New Biloxi" served as a staging ground for thousands of European immigrants brought over to work the inland concessions. This cemetery had first been revealed in 1969 after Hurricane Camille and was fully exposed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Archaeological and bio-archaeological investigations conducted between 2007 and 2009 by the University of Southern Mississippi yielded approximately 30 male skeletal remains. This discovery signified this site as the oldest French Colonial cemetery in the South and second oldest in the United States. On December 20, 2013 these European descents were reinterred to their original resting ground.
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe City of Biloxi
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 317314 N 3364126
Decimal Degrees30.39533333, -88.90155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 23.72', W 88° 54.093'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 23' 43.2" N, 88° 54' 5.58" W
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Area Code(s)228
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Porter Ave, Biloxi MS 39530, US
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