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Welcome to Bay Springs ...
The location of Bay Springs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Bay Springs, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.
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 1,663 people<3> (see below for details).
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
Area codes for Bay Springs: (601) and (769)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bay Springs had an population of 1,663 people. This is a decrease of 6.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.7% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bay Springs had a population of 1,786 people (or 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 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.
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.
Adding Bay Springs to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Bay Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bay Springs was on a map titled Road Map for Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Bay Springs.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023