The location of Moss Point made it possible for the town to become a major player in the South Mississippi lumber industry beginning as far back as 1840. In the 1840s, Moss Point operated several saw mills that created lumber from the nearby Mississippi Longleaf pine forest. By the 1890s, Moss Point was the biggest exporter of pine lumber in the entire world.
When the Longleaf Pine was virtually removed from the Mississippi landscape, Moss Point became home to paper mills which used the remnants of the cut forest as well as secondary growth pine trees to produce kraft paper.
Mississippis most significant employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding, is situated in nearby Passcagoula, along with other major industries which include oil refining and chemical companies.
Moss Point is beautiful and is blessed with much picturesque beauty that comprises rivers, marshes, and live oak trees draped with moss.
Moss Point is conveniently located and is only a two hour drive to New Orleans and a 45 minute drive to Mobile. And, Moss Point is a 5 minute drive to the most amazing sugar white sand seashores on the entire Mississippi Gulf Coastline along with access to a vast array of terrific restaurants, outdoor sights, and scenic byways and the exhilaration of nine non-stop casino resorts in close by Harrison County.
And, the expense of real estate in Moss Point is one of the very lowest along the whole Mississippi Coast.