Ocean Springs is a lovely city located in Jackson County, Mississippi, United Stated of America, near Biloxi. Ocean Springs has a population of approximately 23.000 residents and an area of 15 square miles, of which almost 4 consist of water. The history of Ocean Springs begins in 1699 when the area of the city was a French settlement belonging to French Louisiana. Dr. William Glover Austin named the city Ocean Springs in 1854 because he was convinced the springs in the city had healing qualities. After its naming, Ocean Springs became a rich resort town and several years later, the community became historical oriented thanks to its rich history.
Top Attractions within Ocean Springs
Whistle Stop Art and Framing Gallery is a local art gallery displaying the great works of local artists of Ocean Springs. The city has a tradition as a historical and artistic community, so, this type of galleries are very frequent in town.
Gulf Hills Golf Club is located in Ocean Springs, on Paso Road. The club occupies an area of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and has a great course. It implies even water and represents a great challenge, even for pros. If you want to test this Ocean Springs course or to take golf lessons, this is the best place.
Ocean Springs Historical Walking Tour is a great tour that you can take to see and to learn about the historical district of the city and about the buildings that are important landmarks thanks to their rich history and their role in the development of Ocean Springs.
Mary C. O'Keefee Cultural Center was built in 1927 in Ocean Springs. In those times, this was a local public school. The building is now a cultural center and a great place to find out more about the growth of Ocean Springs.