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Welcome to Bay Springs ...

The city of Bay Springs is located in Jasper County<1> and is the County Seat for Jasper County.

The location of Bay Springs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Bay Springs: Bay Spgs. (or less commonly used: Bay Spngs. or Bay Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bay Springs has a population of 1,658 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bay Springs.

Bay Springs is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bay Springs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Bay Springs: (601) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bay Springs had an population of 1,658 people. This is a decrease of 7.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bay Springs had a population of 1,786 people (which is 10.47% of the total population of Jasper County). This makes Bay Springs the county's most populous community.

The population of Bay Springs represents 0.06% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,786 people, the population of Bay Springs decreased 14.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,097 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bay Springs.

Communities Also Named Bay Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Bay Springs - they are located in Alabama, Florida and South Carolina (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bay Springs.

Communities near Bay Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bay Springs.

  • Raleigh [Smith County]
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    • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Bay Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 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<7>
  • Taylorsville [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Bay Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 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<7>
  • Sandersville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
    • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Bay Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
  • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
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    • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Bay Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Soso [Jones County]
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      • Soso [Jones County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Bay Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soso
    • Mize [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mize
      • Mize [Smith County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Bay Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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<7>
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Bay Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Bay Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Sylvarena [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvarena
      • Sylvarena [Smith County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Bay Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvarena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvarena
    • Lake Como [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Jasper County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Bay Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bay Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bay Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bay Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bay Springs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay Springs. See our Newspapers Page for Bay Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bay Springs ...

Looking for more information about Bay Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bay Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bay Springs.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bay Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Jasper, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bay Springs.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bay Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay Springs

Our 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).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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