Hancock county is home to the renowned St Stanislaus College for Young Men (grades 7-12), NASA Facility: Stennis Space Center, The National Weather Service providing the "Hurricane Hunter's" that fly into the eye of a storm to determine it's strength and characteristics, a growing and very active Port and Industrial Complex.
The communities that make up Hancock County, Mississippi are Pearlington, Waveland, Lakeshore, Clermont Harbor, Kiln, Diamondhead and Bay St Louis.
Hancock County is bordered by large bodies of water: Gulf of Mexico, St Louis Bay, Jourdan River making it a beach lover and outdoor enthusiasts dream destination.
Whether you are looking for golf, waterfront, miles of beaches, condominium life, or the wide open spaces of a rural community; you will find it here in Hancock County, Mississippi!
We love our Mississippi Gulf Coast and invite you to join us in sharing the unique and privileged opportunity of making this your home or get-away spot. Come join us!
Bay St Louis, Mississippi is bordered by the Mississippi Sound and St Louis Bay; both large bodies of water flow into the Gulf Of Mexico offering residents and tourists beautiful views, saltwater breezes, wonderful fishing and watersporting opportunities.
An eclectic community of people that is known for its quaint shops, art galleries, museums, historic Depot District, fresh seafood and delicious cuisine for every tastebud.
Located approximately 50 minutes east of New Orleans, Bay St Louis has been a popular vacation destination for New Orleans and Louisiana residents for over 100 years. In recent years, it has become more of a bedroom community and a retirement destination for those interested in escaping the congestion of a big city.
Post-Katrina the Bay St Louis Bridge was erected with very special details, design and functionality in mind to withstand future storms with similar ferocity of Hurricane Katrina. This beautiful structure joyfully united people of the MS Gulf Coast bringing both counties back together in celebration of new beginnings.
This bridge, built in record time, is adorned with artwork, lighted and has a walking, biking and running path along side enabling all to enjoy the true beauty of this structure. No longer just a transportation tool but a proud monument marking the extraordinary strength of the people throughout their loss, survival and recovery.
As stated in the Sun Herald Newspaper, October 20, 2008: The Bay St Louis Bridge was awarded The People's Choice Award given by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
"We salute our many partners in the reconstruction process, and most importantly the resilient people of Bay St. Louis, Henderson Point, and the surrounding Mississippi Gulf Coast communities," Brown said. "The beautiful bridge carries U.S. Highway 90 traffic between Henderson Point and Bay St. Louis. This beautiful structure brings us one step closer in rebuilding lives better than before."
The bridge was built using a "design build" contract, which allows some of the bridge to be designed as it is built. It was completed in November 2007.