The first settlers in this area that was once very heavily forested were Saucier’s. Baptiste Saucier cleared and built a home northwest of the present community around 1850.
Sometime during the 1870’s a younger brother of Baptiste, Bernard Saucier built a one room building that was used for a school as well as church and town meetings. The building was renamed the Saucier United Methodist Church and continues to serve the town to this day.
In the later part of the 19th century, Saucier was heavily forested with Mississippi Yellow Pine. With the establishment of the railroad in the last quarter of the 19th century, Saucier became a hub of the South Mississippi yellow pine. Between 1904 and 1915, Mississippi ranked third place in lumber producing States in the United States behind Washington and Louisiana. During this prosperous time frame, 40 percent of all lumber produced in Mississippi traveled through the town of Saucier.
Saucier is conveniently located and is a one hour drive to New Orleans. And Saucier is only a 10-15 short drive to the most beautiful sugar white fine sand beaches on the entire Mississippi Coast along with usage of a vast array of excellent restaurants, outdoor destinations, and scenic byways and the enthusiasm of two 24-hour non-stop gambling establishment resorts in close by Bay St. Louis, one in Gulfport, and 8 in Biloxi.
Saucier MS real estate is delightful and offers rolling hillsides, open areas, ponds and an abundance of impressive Live Oak trees of which many are hundreds of years old. And, the price of real property is among the least expensive along the whole Mississippi Coast.
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