Joseph T. Jones Statue
About
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
8 reviews
Excellent
3
Very good
3
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

athomeinthepines
Madison, AL35 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
The Joseph T. Jones statue is located at the corner of Highway 90 and 21st Avenue. Jones is the founder of Gulfport and this Georgia marble memorial celebrates his life. Those interested in local history should visit to learn more about the life of this man, who developed Gulfport into a city during first decade of the 1900's
Written January 28, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Joseph T Jones was instrumental in the “founding” of Gulfport, my home town. I knew a fair amount of his history, and especially with the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad, plus the creation of the Port. Unlike near-by Biloxi, Gulfport was very late onto the scene. It was basically a sandy stretch of land, at the boundary of the pine forest, and the edge of Mississippi Sound (a part of the Gulf of Mexico). That pine forest was part of the reason that Jones became interested in the area.

We had visited the Joseph T Jones statue in June of 2017. It was the first time for my wife, who grew up in New Orleans. Soon afterwards, I accompanied her on a junket to Buffalo, NY, with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and made a connection – Joseph T Jones was from Buffalo! If my Mississippi History classes had covered that, I had completely forgotten.

On a warm February day, we were back to the statue, while touring Jones Park. We had now come “full-circle,” and had filled in a few blanks.

Considering the impact that Jones had on Gulfport, and really, the entire Gulf Coast, this is a must-do, to sort of “start the journey.” On a baseline of the history of Gulfport, this is the ZERO point, and almost everything else, comes after it.
Written February 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Growing up in Gulfport, I knew Joseph T Jones early on. The memorial to him is an important part of the history of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

We just stopped by, on our recent visit to the Coast, and I gave my wife an explanation of his importance. She knew Jones Park, but did not know why, and for whom it was named. Now she does, thanks to this memorial statue.

Worth a stop, if one cares at all about the history of the Coast
Written June 26, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

interceptpubs
Columbus, IN1,019 contributions
Oct 2019
This is currently a large construction site. If the statue is here, it is well hidden behind fences, construction equipment, etc.
Written October 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dan P
Pass Christian, MS202 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Joseph Jones is a major part of my book "Gulfport Celebration" He made the city a reality and caused the City to Grow!
Written August 11, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cdhcch
Cedar Rapids, IA595 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
A drive by of a City landmark. It was nice to see a little of the local history. It is surround by some interesting buildings and downtown.
Written December 24, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alison C
36 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Every time I pass or visit this statue I am reminded of my childhood summers/weekends spent at the downtown Gulfport public library! I am so happy that although the library is long gone that they have still kept this monument! Great Gulfport history and heritage that sends me back 20 years!
Written August 2, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bernardo F
New York City, NY15,771 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
So wonderful statue for the founder of the city of Gulfport and the man who helped it really get on its way a nice little history of him and things he's done. at the corner of Highway 90 and 21st ave.
Written September 30, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Joseph T. Jones Statue (Gulfport) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Joseph T. Jones Statue