Vancleave developed as a community in the early to home sales Vancleave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_18YatFHiy8 MS mid-19th century on Bluff Creek which is a small tributary of the Pascagoula River about 7 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The community was originally known as Bluff Creek until 1870 when the Postmaster named it Vancleave in honor of a prosperous merchant named Robert Van Cleave who established a trading post on Bluff Creek.
Vancleave remained a rural town until the start of World War II after which shipyard laborers started to migrate to this area to build ships that supported the war efforts at the nearby local. This shipyard was Ingalls, which was founded by Bob Ingalls. To this day, this shipyard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_18YatFHiy8 is one of the most important shipyards in the United States.
Today, Vancleave is the fastest growing community in Jackson County. Over the past ten years, the population http://www.kellycreely.com/Web/AR657729/CustomContent/index/5730524 has grown by 25 percent. Vancleave is a bedroom resort community which is near two championship golf courses and many historic properties that are surrounded by bayous and wetlands on three sides.
Vancleave's has a stunning native environment gives numerous opportunities for entertainment as well as eco-tourism.