The Hancock County Historical Society in Bay St. Louis, founded in 1977, is a very active organization, researching and preserving the long and storied history of Hancock County. The Society has amassed thousands of documents and photographs to be gathered into a computerized database with wide availability. These documents and photographs have been collected from churches, schools, magazines, newspapers, local authors, city archives, the county and many other sources.
To begin your foray into the fascinating and sometimes colorful history of Hancock County, please check out the Historical Society’s website, http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/, visit their offices at 108 Cue Street, Bay St. Louis, or call 228.467.4090.
The following link to a brief outline of Hancock County’s history will certainly whet your appetite and motivate you to learn more about what has happened here, when it happened, and who was involved. http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/history/hancockcounty.htm
Add to this article the following articles about the famous “Pirate House” and Jean Lafitte and you will be hooked on this organization and the history of Hancock County! The Pirate House was located at 649 North Beach Boulevard, Waveland MS.
The Pirate House and Jean Lafitte http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/history/lafittepirate.htm
The Pirate House Revisited http://www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com/history/lafittepirate-part2.htm
Enjoy your Journey!!!