Pascagoula is the Jackson County seat. According to the United States 2010 census, the population of Pascagoula was 22,392. More info
The name was taken from a tribe of peaceful Native Americans. Pascagoula means bread eaters and these Native Americans inhabited this area when Hernando De Soto first made contact with them in the 1540s. Tragically, this noble people are now extinct. The entire tribe committed suicide by drowning themselves while chanting as they waded hand to hand into deep river waters rather than enslave themselves to their enemy, the fierce Viloxi Tribe. Consequently, the legend of the Singing River was born. It is said that on still summer and fall evenings, the sad song of the Pascagoulas humming can still be heard near the river.
For hundreds of years, visitors and residents alike have described a mysterious humming sound that rises from the waters of the river. Although theories abound, no one has explained the strange phenomenon. The sound produced by the rubbing of the rim of a crystal glass is similar to the repetitive humming or singing that can be heard in the vicinity of the river.
This group of Native Americans was followed closely by the Spanish, French and English settlers.
Pascagoula is the home of the States largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding and one of the largest Chevron refineries in the U.S..
Pascagoula is conveniently located and is only a ninety minute drive to New Orleans and a sixty minute drive to Mobile.
Pascagoula real estate provides a lot to offer, which includes great deep-sea and freshwater fishing, an array of championship golf courses, museums, historic sites, terrific seafood restaurants, and the excitement of nine 24-hour non-stop gambling casinos in nearby Harrison County. Set against a backdrop of over five miles of sugar-white sand beaches, the cost of quality homes in Pascagoula is surprisingly competitive compared to other communities along the Gulf of Mexico Coast that are located in Alabama and Florida.