The town was founded with the opening of its post office in 1895. It was first called "Hartsville," but the name was later changed to Mossman.
Today, the town is known for its surrounding jungle, Mossman Gorge, its river, historic buildings and homes, sporting events and clubs, and sugar cane plantations.
People Born in Mossman
Mossman in People's Lives
Jared Leto: I traveled here in 1997 to film scenes of the movie The Thin Red Line.