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Our Genealogy Helper for Bay Springs ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Bay Springs (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 Springs. 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 Springs ...

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 Springs: Bay Spgs. (or less commonly used: Bay Spngs. or Bay Sprngs.)

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 ...

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

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

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties 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 north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Bay Springs is located in Jasper 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 Jasper County: Clarke, Jones, Lauderdale, Newton, Scott, Smith & Wayne.

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

  • Jasper County     (The home county of Bay Springs)
    • Hamlet (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • Stevens (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens
      • Stevens was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • Lake Como (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
    • Turnerville (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Acme (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Louin (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Stringer (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • McNeal (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeal
      • McNeal was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • Vernon (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ras (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ras
      • Ras lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ras
    • Fouke (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Montrose (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
  • Clarke County
    • Pachuta (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pachuta
      • Pachuta lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pachuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pachuta
    • Stonewall (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 946 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Enterprise (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Springs and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Quitman (33 miles [53.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,041 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Shubuta (34 miles [54.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Clarke County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
  • Covington County
    • Hot Coffee (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Coffee
      • Hot Coffee lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Covington County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Coffee
    • Mount Olive (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Covington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Arbo (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbo
      • Arbo lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Covington County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbo
    • Collins (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Covington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<3>
    • Kola (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kola
      • Kola lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Covington County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kola
    • Seminary (31 miles [49.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary
      • Seminary lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Covington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<3>
  • Jones County
    • Amy (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
      • Amy lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
    • Soso (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Errata (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Errata
      • Errata lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Errata have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Errata
    • Sandersville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
      • Sandersville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
    • Laurel (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
    • Ellisville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisville
      • Ellisville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<3>
    • Antioch (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
  • Newton County
    • Six Towns (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Towns
      • Six Towns was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Newton County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Towns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Newton (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Newton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • Hickory (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Springs and is located in Newton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Pine Bluff (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluff
      • Pine Bluff lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Newton County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluff
    • Chunky (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Springs and is located in Newton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<3>
    • Decatur (33 miles [53.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Newton County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,733 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
  • Rankin County
    • Galilee (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galilee
      • Galilee lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Rankin County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galilee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galilee
    • Puckett (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Rankin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Pelahatchie (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Springs and is located in Rankin County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
  • Scott County
    • Lake (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Scott County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
    • Forest (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Springs and is located in Scott County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Hunter Town (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Town
      • Hunter Town lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Springs and is located in Scott County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Town
    • Morton (33 miles [53.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Springs and is located in Scott County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
    • Sebastopol (40 miles [64.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Scott County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
  • Simpson County
    • Coats (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Simpson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
    • Magee (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Simpson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<3>
    • Sanatorium (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanatorium
      • Sanatorium lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Simpson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanatorium
    • Mendenhall (34 miles [54.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Simpson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<3>
    • D'Lo (36 miles [57.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Simpson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Braxton (40 miles [64.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Simpson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
  • Smith County
    • Sylvarena (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Mineral Springs (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Bezer (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bezer
      • Bezer lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bezer
    • Taylorsville (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>
    • Raleigh (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
    • Mize (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mize have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mize<3>
    • Daniel (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
      • Daniel lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
    • Polkville (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Bay Springs ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay Springs.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Bay Springs. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Bay Springs and those printed in the larger area surrounding Bay Springs.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Bay Springs.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Springs:

  • 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 Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Bay Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bay Springs.

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 Springs covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bay Springs Cemetery
  • New Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Zion Cemetery
  • Holden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden Cemetery
  • Blue Mtn. Cemetery
  • Lake Como Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake Como Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lake Como Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como Cemetery
  • Old Mt. Nebo Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Old Louin Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • McCraw Cemetery
  • Enanon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Enanon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Enanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enanon Cemetery
  • Antioch Cemetery
  • Ted Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Shady Grove MB Church Cemetery
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    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Union Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Louin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Louin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Louin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Louin Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin Cemetery
    • Bethany Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
      • Bethany Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany 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.<4>

While we didn't find Bay Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bay Springs.

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

  • Hamlet (Jasper County) - Historic
    • While Hamlet was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
    • Hamlet was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamlet had a post office and no railroad service
  • Lake Como (Jasper County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
    • Lake Como lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Como had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
  • Turnerville (Jasper County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
    • Turnerville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Turnerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
  • Acme (Jasper County) - Historic
    • While Acme was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Acme had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sylvarena (Smith County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
    • Sylvarena lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sylvarena had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
  • Montrose (Jasper County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
    • Montrose lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
  • Bezer (Smith County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bezer
    • Bezer lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bezer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bezer
  • Taylorsville (Smith County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<3>
  • Amy (Jones County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
    • Amy lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amy
  • Gitano (Jones County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gitano
    • Gitano lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gitano had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gitano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gitano
  • Paulding (Jasper County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paulding
    • Paulding lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 229 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Paulding had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paulding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paulding
  • Jewells Hill (Jasper County) - Historic
    • While Jewells Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewells Hill
    • Jewells Hill was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Bay Springs and is located in Jasper County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jewells Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewells Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Raleigh (Smith County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,390 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Raleigh had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<3>
    • Soso (Jones County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soso
      • Soso lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Bay Springs and is located in Jones County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Soso had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Shongelo (Smith County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shongelo
      • Shongelo lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bay Springs and is located in Smith County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shongelo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongelo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shongelo

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bay Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bay Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9773, Longitude: -89.2792       In this case, the coordinates for Bay Springs 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>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 Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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