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Welcome to Fort Bayou ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fort Bayou. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fort Bayou to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fort Bayou, please Contact Us.


Fort Bayou would have been located within present day Jackson County<2>.

The location of Fort Bayou has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

A typical abbreviation for Fort Bayou: Ft. Bayou

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fort Bayou is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Fort Bayou was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Fort Bayou once stood is in the (228) area code.

Websites for Fort Bayou ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.jcchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Fort Bayou, the following might be of interest:

Adding Fort Bayou to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Fort Bayou in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Fort Bayou elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Bayou on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Fort Bayou ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Bayou.

  • Biloxi [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
    • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Fort Bayou
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<6>
  • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Bayou
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<6>
  • Gautier [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
    • Gautier [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Bayou
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,490 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gautier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gautier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gautier<6>
  • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Bayou
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Springs<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
      • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Fort Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Iberville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Iberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for D'Iberville<6>
    • Moss Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
      • Moss Point [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Fort Bayou
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point<6>
    • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Park Estates
      • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Park Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Park Estates
    • Hickory Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Fort Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Martin Bluff [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Bluff
      • Martin Bluff [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Fort Bayou
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Bluff
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]

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 Fort Bayou. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Bayou.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Bayou. 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 Fort Bayou.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Jackson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.ms.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fort Bayou, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Bayou - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Bayou) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Bayou. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4474, Longitude: -88.7181       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Bayou have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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