HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County supervisors voted Monday to support a tourism initiative that will help direct visitors to area attractions.
The effort is called, "Way Finders" and it involves installing special signs at some 79 intersections all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Those signs are designed to make it easier for out of town visitors to find their way around the coast and check out the various attractions.
A grant from BP will help pay for the signage. The Harrison County Board of Supervisors agreed to let the county's sign department help create the markers.
"And we're working in conjunction and in harmony with the three coastal counties and the tourism commission to see that people find their way easily from one county, from state line to state line," said Harrison County Supervisor Connie Rockco.
The "Way Finders" signs will be marked with special symbols such as a picture of a shrimp. Guidebooks will also be available to help direct tourists to the various attractions along the coast.