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Aerial view of Beatrice community
|Elevation||164 ft (50 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||Area code 601|
|GNIS feature ID||692497|
Beatrice is an unincorporated community in Stone County, Mississippi, and is located approximately 23 mi (37 km) southeast of Wiggins. Beatrice is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area. The main period of significance was between 1894 and 1915.
Surrounded by the De Soto National Forest, Beatrice has long been a timber and sawmill community. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Beatrice Sawmill served as a distribution center for portable sawmills that were needed to convert storm-ravaged trees into lumber.
Little Creek Baptist Church and headquarters for Red Creek Wildlife Management Area are located in the Beatrice community.
- The Beatrice community is served by Mississippi Highway 15.
- The Beatrice community is served by the Stone County School District.
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