Historic Jackson County

Cypress Creek Farms is nestled in Jackson County which is located in the extreme south-eastern portion of Mississippi on the Gulf Coast.  Jackson County was formed on December 14,181 and named in honor of the US President Andrew Jackson.  Jackson County is the largest county in Mississippi and Pascagoula, a major industrial city, serves as the county seat.  In the early days, Jackson County's roots were in the timber and sawmill industry with pecans thriving at the turn of the century.  In modern times, and in addition to fishing and shrimping, Jackson County has attracted new industries in shipbuiding, oil and gas, and marine transportation.  










The Port of Pascagoula has been a major eonomic generator for Jackson County for decades.  More than 28 million tons of cargo move through the public and private terminals each year.  The 42ft. deep Pascagoula Ship Channel is a 14 mile transit from the Gulf of Mexico into the port's two harbors, the Bayou Casotte Harbor and Pascagoula River Harbor.  Major cargoes through the public terminals include forest, and paper products, frozen poultry, rubber, grains and steel.
Mississippi is home to 23,450 shipbuilding and ship repair jobs, and the economic impact of this industry in the state is more that $2 billion annually.  For more than 75 years Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pasagoula, with 800 acres and 11,000 employees, is the largest manufacturing employer in Mississippi and a major contributor to the economic growth of the state.  Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, and cyber-security.  Northrop Grumman is also a major empoyer in the region.

The county has kept a steady pace of growth in modern times and is described as the most industrialized county in the state.   The county owns a state-of-the-art hospital system, has excellent schools, a top-rated community college and a university branch within its borders.  The Small Craft Harbor privides 165 long-term boat slips to sailing, commercial and private power vessels.  The harbor's scenic views and facilities also make it a great location for land lovers to stroll along the boardwalk and pier to the mouth of the harbor and watch shrimp boats go out for the day. 

Veteran Services  








 







Jackson County is proud to be home to 25,000 military veterans, the third largest veteran population in Mississippi.  Veterans are being served by the Department of Veteran Affairs Gulf Coast Veteran Health Care System(GCVHCS) in its current facility, which is located along Springhill Avenue in dowtown Mobile, AL. The GCVHCS received Congressional approval to enter in to a new lease for Mobile, AL.  The new Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Mobile will be about 82,000 sf.  It will provide VA health care services to approximately 16,000 Veterans which will result in approximately 83,000 clinic stops per year.