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Our Genealogy Helper for Bay Saint Louis ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Bay Saint Louis (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Bay Saint Louis. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Bay Saint Louis ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Bay Saint Louis: Bay St. Louis

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties/parishes instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Bay Saint Louis is located in Hancock County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hancock County: Saint Tammany (LA), Harrison & Pearl River.

Below are the counties/parishes that are near Bay Saint Louis. For each of these counties/parishes, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bay Saint Louis:

  • Hancock County     (The home county of Bay Saint Louis)
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<3>
    • Shoreline Park [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline Park
      • Shoreline Park [Hancock County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoreline Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline Park
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
      • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<3>
    • Kiln [Hancock County]
    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
    • Pearlington [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearlington
      • Pearlington [Hancock County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearlington<3>
    • Gainesville [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Hancock County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
    • Necaise [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Necaise
      • Necaise [Hancock County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Necaise
  • Harrison County
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<3>
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<3>
    • Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<3>
    • North Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Gulfport
      • North Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Gulfport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Gulfport
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
    • Lyman [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
    • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine Community
      • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine Community have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wortham [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wortham
      • Wortham [Harrison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wortham
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
      • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir
    • Coalville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market
    • Saucier [Harrison County]
    • Biloxi [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
      • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Saint Martin [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Martin
      • Saint Martin [Jackson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Martin
    • Gulf Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Hills
      • Gulf Hills [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Hills
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
      • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<3>
    • Gautier [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
      • Gautier [Jackson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,490 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gautier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gautier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gautier<3>
  • Pearl River County
    • Nicholson [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholson
      • Nicholson [Pearl River County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
    • Picayune [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picayune
      • Picayune [Pearl River County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,904 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picayune have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picayune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picayune<3>
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<3>
  • Stone County
    • McHenry [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Stone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Wiggins [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
      • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiggins<3>
  • Saint Tammany Parish (LA)
    • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
    • Bon Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Village
      • Bon Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Village
    • Northwood Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwood Village
      • Northwood Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood Village
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<3>
    • Tanglewood Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood Village
      • Tanglewood Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood Village
    • McClane City [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClane City
      • McClane City [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClane City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClane City
    • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slidell
      • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,633 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slidell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slidell<3>
    • Browns Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Village
      • Browns Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Village
    • Eden Isle [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Isle
      • Eden Isle [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Isle
    • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Huntwyck Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntwyck Village
      • Huntwyck Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntwyck Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntwyck Village
    • Lake Shore Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore Village
      • Lake Shore Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore Village
    • Oak Harbor [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
      • Oak Harbor [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Bay Saint Louis, see our County-by-County Page for Bay Saint Louis.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Bay Saint Louis ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay Saint Louis.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Bay Saint Louis. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Bay Saint Louis and those printed in the larger area surrounding Bay Saint Louis.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km] of Bay Saint Louis.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Bay Saint Louis:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Bay Saint Louis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bay Saint Louis.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Bay Saint Louis covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Cedar Rest Cemetery
  • Garden of Memory Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garden of Memory Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garden of Memory Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden of Memory Cemetery
  • Trinity Episopal Church Cemetery
  • Baptist Cemetery
  • St. Paul Catholic Cemetery
  • Delisle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Delisle Cemetery
    • Delisle Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Old Delisle Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delisle Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • New Delisle Cemetery
    • Little Rotten Bayou Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Rotten Bayou Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Rotten Bayou Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rotten Bayou Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bay Saint Louis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • St. Stephens Cemetery
    • Courtenay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Courtenay Cemetery
      • Courtenay Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtenay Cemetery
    • Bayou Coco Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bayou Coco Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bayou Coco Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bayou Coco Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Saint Louis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Coco Cemetery
    • Rocky Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rocky Hill Cemetery
      • Rocky Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill Cemetery
    • Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Bayou Caddy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bayou Caddy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bayou Caddy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bayou Caddy Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Saint Louis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Caddy Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bay Saint Louis had a population of 1,974 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Bay Saint Louis had a population of 14,034 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Bay Saint Louis, with the one closest to Bay Saint Louis listed first.

  • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Saint Louis
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bay Saint Louis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,974 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bay Saint Louis had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Saint Louis<3>
  • Henderson Point [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson Point
    • Henderson Point [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Henderson Point had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson Point
  • Waveland [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
    • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Saint Louis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 328 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waveland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<3>
  • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,705 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pass Christian had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<3>
  • Delisle [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delisle
    • Delisle [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Saint Louis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Delisle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delisle
  • Kiln [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiln
    • Kiln [Hancock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Saint Louis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kiln had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiln
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiln<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,023 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Long Beach had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<3>
    • Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gulfport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<3>
    • Pearlington [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearlington
      • Pearlington [Hancock County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 850 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pearlington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearlington<3>
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 534 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mississippi City had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • While Logtown was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 353 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Logtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Gainesville [Hancock County] - Historic
      • While Gainesville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Hancock County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Bay Saint Louis
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gainesville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Handsboro [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsboro
      • Handsboro [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,021 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Handsboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handsboro
    • De Buys [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Buys
      • De Buys [Harrison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Bay Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, De Buys had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Buys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Buys
    • Rigolets [Orleans Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rigolets
      • Rigolets [Orleans Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rigolets had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rigolets have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rigolets

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bay Saint Louis. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bay Saint Louis.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bay Saint Louis ...

While our initial data about Bay Saint Louis came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bay Saint Louis in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Bay Saint Louis.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Bay Saint Louis:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Bay Saint Louis in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Bay Saint Louis for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bay Saint Louis. See our Misc Page for Bay Saint Louis for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Hancock County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bay Saint Louis: www.ci.bay-st-louis.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bay Saint Louis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bay Saint Louis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay Saint Louis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Saint Louis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3111, Longitude: -89.3306       In this case, the coordinates for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bay Saint Louis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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