LOCATION: Just minutes off Hwy 98 west of Foxworth, MS, this beautiful wooded lot is 95 miles south of Jackson, MS and 42 miles west of Hattiesburg, MS. It lies between two National Forests: Homochitto and De Soto. It is 110 miles north of historic New Orleans, LA, and less than 100 miles northwest of the Gulf of Mexico.
CLIMATE: Temperatures in Marion County range from 40°F to 92°F and are rarely below 26°F or above 97°F. Summers are long, hot, and oppressive; winters are short and cold and without snow. On average, there are 217 sunny days per year in Marion County, and the county gets 62 inches of rain, on average, per year.
ELEVATION: The elevation of the property ranges from approximately 270+/- feet to 285+/- feet above sea level. The land has a slight hill on the property, so grading/leveling would be needed to put a structure on it.
OUTDOOR RECREATION: Mississippi is an outdoor paradise for sportsmen and vacationers, presenting a panorama of recreation opportunities. This property is surrounded by some of the best natural recreation available in America. Over 2,000 acres of lakes and ponds and 600 miles of streams are open to the public for fishing in Mississippi. Nearby De Soto and Homochitto National Forests allow activities including camping, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, rafting, and canoeing, and the Gulf of Mexico offers opportunities for deep-sea fishing, beach-combing and relaxation.
FISHING AREAS INCLUDE: Gulf of Mexico: Biloxi Beach, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, Pascagoula, Cat Island; Ross Barnett Reservoir, Grenada Lake, Enid Lake, Okhissa Lake, Okatibbee Lake, Pearl River, Columbus Lake
GOLF: Mississippi is home to two annual PGA TOUR events: The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic of the PGA Champions Tour, played at Fallen Oak in March; and the Sanderson Farms Championship of the PGA TOUR, played at the Country Club of Jackson in November. The closest golf course to our property is the Quail Hollow Golf Course in McComb, MS, followed by the Fallen Oak Gold Club in Biloxi, MS and the Shell Landing Golf Club in Gautier, MS. Each spring, the Champions TOUR Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is played at Fallen Oak.
BEACHES: Coastal Mississippi boasts 62 miles of scenic coastline, where waters are nice and calm thanks to its barrier islands. It’s a place where you can paddle, swim, and drift the day away. 100 miles away from the property is Biloxi Beach. Located between Biloxi and Gulfport, this beach features 26 miles of man-made, white-sand beaches. Here, waves are small and mild, blocked by a string of barrier islands 10 to 12 miles from shore.
Columbia was named for Columbia, South Carolina, from which many of the early settlers had migrated. It is the county seat of Marion County. With a charming downtown, approximately 7,000 residents enjoy the casual lifestyle, quality of life, and convenience Columbia affords with New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Jackson, Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast all within easy reach.
Once known as the heart of south Mississippi's rolling piney woods, Hattiesburg earned the nickname “Hub City” due to its prime location at the center of important railroad line crossings. Today, with the Turtle Creek mall, The University of Southern Mississippi and over 200 restaurants to choose from, Hattiesburg offers the big-city shops with the small-town convenience.
De Soto National Forest:
Only 70 miles from the property lies the beautiful De Soto National Forest. This forest is home to Mississippi’s only national scenic river, Black Creek, which is famous for its wide, white sandbars and relaxed floating pace. There are over 60 miles for hiking, in addition to ATV, bicycle, and horse trails. The terrain varies from dry, sandy pine and scrub oak ridges to flooded cypress swamps and hardwood forests. Camping options available here.
Known for its sugar-white, sandy beaches and calm waters perfect for jet skiing or deep-sea fishing, Biloxi has been a favorite vacation destination for decades. There are eight first-class casino resorts here, with most offering championship golf courses, fine dining and buffets, and top-name entertainment. Visit the Biloxi Lighthouse and the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum to see exhibits on boatbuilding and seafood-processing. Offshore, Deer Island shelters pelicans and loggerhead turtles.
Marion County has a history older than the state of Mississippi. Founded in 1811, six years before Mississippi was established as the 20th state, Marion County was named after General Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War hero known as the “Swamp Fox.”
Marion county has a total area of 549 square miles, of which 542 square miles is land and 6.2 square miles (1.1%) is water.
It’s total population is 25,595 people.
The largest industries are Retail Trade, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Accommodation & Food Services. The highest paying industries are Utilities; Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting.