Old Spanish Fort
Over looking Krebs Lake, just off the
Pascagoula River, is Old Spanish Fort.
Believed to be the oldest settlement
in the Mississippi, Old spanish Fort is
the home of the Kreb's Cemetery.
In the early 1700s this was the site of a
French plantation, but at no time has
there ever been a fort at Old Spanish Fort.
Many of the original markers have French
|Marie Virginie Sarrazin
7 favrier 1859
25 Octobre 1870
24 Mai 1831
Agee de 33 ans.
Marie Cecile Krebs
As time passes, the natural course of decay takes a major toll on the man made memorials to our
loved ones. On August 29th 2005, the decay of this cemetery was accelerated by the
devastation of Hurricane Katrina. A record breaking tidal surge overwhelmed the cemetery and
destroyed many of the historic graves.
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