Message From Doug Lee, Mayor
Lucedale is a friendly, caring, small city located in South MS
among the beautiful pine forests, cultivated fields, and numerous
nurseries producing both seasonal and perennial plants. We are
neither young nor old having just celebrated our first 100 years.
neither young nor old is representative of our attitudes towards
our people. We have a good school system for our young, as well
as a caring attitude toward our elderly. It appears to offer a
good environment for all ages and this is borne out in the fact
that there is a good mixture of young, middle age, and old in
our community.Because of the recent influx of retirees, we are gearing up for those who are ending careers and ready to settle in a bedroom community. Race has never been an issue in our city. Lucedale's
many churches reflect its faith-oriented people. Lucedale is a
small city, and its desire is to maintain this image. It is an
excellent, family-oriented community. It has long been recognized
as an excellent area to raise children.
are strategically located, being in the center of a triangle with
Mobile on our east, Pascagoula to our south, and Hattiesburg to
our west. We have three major highways transecting our city. Hunting,
fishing, bird-watching, and water sports are all available in
our area. The Gulf is located 45 minutes south of Lucedale.
have a strong Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Program.
Our present Industrial Parks are near overflowing. Recently, 1320
acres of private industrial property have been made available,
making the likely hood of more good jobs at home available.
take pride in their community and are willing to work together
for others in their time of need. High goals are reached because
its people are willing to work together for the benefit of Lucedale
and its citizens.
is unique in that it's past history and present situation reveals
that we are able to take care of our own. Our retail industry
shows that business is good in that sales continue to improve.
According to the Mississippi State Tax Commission, total retails
have risen from $48,399,571 in 1990 to $91,101,659 in 2000.
offers the best medical care in rural MS. Also, our area professionals
reveals that we have an adequate number of dentists, lawyers,
pharmacists, engineers, allied health professionals, and educators
with higher than normal degrees making Lucedale basically an independent
municipality able to meet its citizens own needs.
city has a good infrastructure, and we are beginning long range
planning seeking to make Lucedale's future the best that it can
be. Check us out.
Lucedale was founded in 1901 when Governor A.H. Longino affixed
his hand and seal to the proclamation, which incorporated the
Town of Lucedale. At this time there were 332 inhabitants.
to the 1970 census, the Town of Lucedale had a population of 2,083.
This increase in population made the Town of Lucedale fall within
the classification of a "City". On February 22, 1977,
the Secretary of State, Hever Ladner signed the official order
declaring the town as "City of Lucedale." Things have
changed since 1901. The 2000 census showed the population of Lucedale
at 2,458 citizens.
first official meeting of the Board of Aldermen was a special
called meeting held on June 20, 1901. The first Ordinance that
was adopted was that to establish a permanent meeting place of
the Board which was on the lower floor of the only Bank building
in town at that time. We have since purchased a new City Hall
and all meetings are held at 5126 Main Street, Lucedale, MS.
first Post Office was built in Lucedale in 1899. When the town
was incorporated in 1901, Dr. W.B. Brewton became the town's first
Mayor. Lucedale serves as the county seat and is the only municipality
in George County. Lucedale is located approximately 40 miles northwest
of Mobile, 60 miles southeast of Hattiesburg, and 35 miles north
Carrie Moulds - Ward I
Lloyd Welford - Ward II
Jason Martin - Ward III
Payton Dudley - Ward IV
Louis Valentine - At Large