City of Discovery

Ocean Springs, Mississippi, lies at the heart of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast on the eastern shore of Biloxi Bay. It’s known as the City of Discovery in recognition of the French establishment of a settlement here in 1699. Long before the French arrived, however, the area was appreciated for its beauty and natural resources by Native Americans. The attributes that brought these early residents have attracted a diverse stream of people during the past 300 years. Ocean Springs has been flavored by many influences during its rich history, and now in the 21st century, it has a unique character that makes us happy to call it home.

 

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Like the rest of the Mississippi Coast, Ocean Springs was severely affected by the strong wind and huge surge of Hurricane Katrina. And like the rest of the Coast, we’ve endured. Today we’re rebuilding and improving our city. Visit our historical and growing commercial districts for unique shopping experiences. Enjoy City services and facilities that are in operation, and spend time in one of our many parks and green spaces. Through it all, we are continuing to help those most affected by Katrina. If you would like to help, please visit the Rebuild Ocean Springs Fund web site. Find time during your week to enjoy natural beauty, cultural resources, and other aspects of our city and the Coast. We welcome visitors to come and enjoy. Please visit the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce for additional visitor information or call (228) 875-4424.

Jackson County Emergency Management Calling System

Jackson County has a new emergency notification system that will notify citizens when there are life threatening situations occurring in our area. Please click here to register your unlisted phone number (including cell phones).  

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