Mississippi--Jackson County. Ocean Springs

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Located in Jackson County, Ocean Springs was settled in 1699 under the name Fort Maurepas/Old Biloxi and it became part of Mississippi Territory on April 29, 1812. Fort Maurepas/Old Biloxi briefly became part of the newly created Mobile County on July 31, 1812 until December 17, 1812, when Jackson County was created. It was incorporated as a village in 1843. Fort Maurepas/Old Biloxi was renamed to Lynchburg in 1853 and again renamed to Ocean Springs around 1854. On September 9, 1892 Ocean Springs was incorporated as a city. (Wikipedia; Britannica; Atlas of Historical County Boundaries)

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Springs,_Mississippi

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