Introduction to Laurel, Mississippi
Laurel was established in 1882. It was originally founded as a lumber town. The Eastman-Gardiner Mill was the first giant lumber mill of the area. In the early 1900s, the city was home to a number of lumber mills. Oil was discovered in Laurel in 1942. It is one of the county seats of Jones County.
Laurel and nearby Attractions
- Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
- Bear Creek Golf Club
- North Laurel Shopping Center
- Clarkco State Park
- Rogers Library and Museum
Things To Do In Laurel
While staying in Laurel, one can visit the Seventh Avenue Park, Beacon Park, Gardiner Park, Mason Memorial Park, Daphne Park and Cotton Mill Park. The Dixie Golf Club and the Bear Creek Golf Club are ideal destinations for golfers. One can enjoy shopping at the Parkside Plaza Shopping Center, Northview Village Shopping Center, Gardiner Center Shopping Center, Pine Tree Village Shopping Center, North Laurel Shopping Center, Sawmill Square Mall Shopping Center and the Northwood Shopping Center.
Jackson International is the nearest major airport.
Laurel Higher Education
Jones County Junior College is nearby. One can also attend the Meridian Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi.