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Port Bienville Industrial Park
 An expansive 3,600-acre site between Pearlington and Bay St. Louis is the
home of over a dozen manufacturing
and industrial corporations. Located on the Pearl River, the companies here are easily connected to intermodal means of transportation via barge, trucking, and rail operations. A shallow-draft barge port has a 100-ton crawler crane providing heavy lift capabilities. An additional 1,000 acres is available, and further expansion is anticipated.
In the early to mid-1800s, this site was the location of the old Clifton Plantation once owned by Judge Lewis Daniells
of South Carolina. He purchased the property in 1826 from the Boisdore family. Daniells owned nearly 900 acres, 700 head of cattle, and 41 slaves, and ran a prosperous farming operation growing sea-island cotton. The cotton was known at market to be of a very fine quality, selling at nearly three times the price of short staple cotton.
After Daniells’ death, his heirs in 1856 sold the plantation to Andrew Jackson, Jr., adopted son of President Andrew Jackson. It came to be known as Jackson’s Landing, and was the first of two plantation purchases by Jackson in Hancock County.
Port Bienville Industrial Park

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