Santa Cruz Landing

Santa Cruz Landing (HM2ARI)

Location: D'Iberville, MS 39540 Harrison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 25.553', W 88° 53.895'

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In February 1699, men exploring the Bay under Captain Pierre LeMoyne's command, found no settlements. In the 1720s, one of three colonial brickyards were developed near this site. Dominic Ladner gained title to this section (22) from the Spanish, which was confirmed. by the U. S. in 1802. A portion was sold to Joseph Moran in 1832. After establishing his home he erected a small wharf, a cabin, and a warehouse near the channel. He hired Jose' Santa Cruz to manage it all. Local industries increased the size of the settlement. A Bay ferry dock was added to the wharf.

In 1848, Moran sold the property to Jose' for $170. The waterfront operations and home were enlarged. At least three wagon roads terminated here, creating a social-mercantile center with mail service. Weekend dances and social gatherings drew locals. Young and old danced to fiddles and guitars.

The 1893 hurricane and the opening of the D'Iberville Bridge in 190 redirected economic growth a half mile eastward Only the old home remained in the early 1900s Randolph and Ida Santa Cruz were the last to reside here. Only a few house-foundation bricks beneath live-oaks are visible today.
Historical Period17th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe D'Iberville Historical Society, City of D'Iberville and Dale Greenwell
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 11:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 317688 N 3367507
Decimal Degrees30.42588333, -88.89825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 25.553', W 88° 53.895'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 25' 33.1800" N, 88° 53' 53.7000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)228
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9485 Santa Cruz Ave, D'Iberville MS 39540, US
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Leslie Robertson, City of D’Iberville economic development

Jan 3, 2022 at 8:48am PST by diberville88

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