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Our Genealogy Helper for Ocean Springs ...

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 Ocean 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 Ocean 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Ocean Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Ocean Springs: Ocean Spgs. (or less commonly used: Ocean Spngs. or Ocean 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Ocean Springs is located in Jackson County.

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 Jackson County: Mobile (AL), George, Harrison & Stone.

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

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Ocean Springs)
    • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Park Estates
      • Gulf Park Estates [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gulf Park Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Park Estates
    • Gulf Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulf Hills
      • Gulf Hills [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulf Hills
    • Fountainebleau [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountainebleau
      • Fountainebleau [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountainebleau
    • Saint Martin [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Martin
      • Saint Martin [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs
      • 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
    • Gautier [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gautier
      • Gautier [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • 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>
    • Hickory Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Bluff
    • Latimer [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latimer
      • Latimer [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
      • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<3>
    • Escatawpa [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
      • Escatawpa [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escatawpa
    • Moss Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
      • Moss Point [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point<3>
    • Coll Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coll Town
      • Coll Town [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coll Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coll Town
  • George County
    • Agricola [George County]
    • Lucedale [George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucedale
      • Lucedale [George County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucedale<3>
  • Hancock County
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Saint Louis
      • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
      • 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>
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
      • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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>
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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>
    • Kiln [Hancock County]
  • Harrison County
    • Biloxi [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
      • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<3>
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
      • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Iberville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Iberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for D'Iberville<3>
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
      • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir
    • Coalville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
    • Wool Market [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
      • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • Wool Market has also been known as:
      • Woolmarket
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market
    • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine Community
      • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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.
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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
    • Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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
    • Lyman [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Harrison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
    • Wortham [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wortham
      • Wortham [Harrison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wortham
    • Long Beach [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Beach
      • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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>
    • Saucier [Harrison County]
  • Stone County
    • McHenry [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Stone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Wiggins [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
      • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs
      • 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>
  • Mobile County (AL)
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
      • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<3>
    • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou La Batre
      • Bayou La Batre [Mobile County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou La Batre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou La Batre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayou La Batre<3>
    • Coden [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coden
      • Coden [Mobile County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coden<3>
    • Irvington [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Mobile County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<3>
    • Theodore [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theodore
      • Theodore [Mobile County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theodore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theodore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Theodore<3>
    • Wilmer [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmer
      • Wilmer [Mobile County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocean Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmer<3>
    • Semmes [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semmes
      • Semmes [Mobile County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semmes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semmes<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ocean 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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ocean Springs.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ocean Springs. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ocean Springs and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ocean Springs.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Ocean Springs.

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 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 Ocean 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 Alabama
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Ocean Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ocean 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 Ocean Springs covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bellande Cemetery
  • Fountain Cemetery
  • Quave Cemetery
  • Biloxi Jewish Cemetery
  • Antioch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antioch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Antioch Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ocean Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch Cemetery
  • Swetman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swetman Cemetery
    • Swetman Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swetman Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • D'Iberville Memorial Park
    • Moran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moran Cemetery
      • Moran Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moran Cemetery
    • Santa Cruz Cemetery
    • Biloxi City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Biloxi City Cemetery
      • Biloxi City Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs.
      • Biloxi City Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Biloxi Cemetery
      • Old Biloxi Cemetery
      • Old French Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi City Cemetery
    • Dink Lamey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dink Lamey Cemetery
      • Dink Lamey Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ocean Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dink Lamey Cemetery
    • Bibleway Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Seymour Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seymour Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seymour Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Seymour Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ocean Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour Cemetery
    • Biloxi National Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel 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 Ocean Springs had a population of 1,148 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Ocean Springs had a population of 17,862 people.

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

  • Ocean Springs [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Springs
    • Ocean Springs [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ocean Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,148 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,862 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ocean Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Fort Bayou [Jackson County] - Historic
    • While Fort Bayou was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bayou
    • Fort Bayou [Jackson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocean Springs
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Biloxi [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
    • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,234 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Biloxi had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<3>
  • Beauvoir [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvoir
    • Beauvoir [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beauvoir had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvoir
  • Vancleave [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancleave
    • Vancleave [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocean Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vancleave had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancleave
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vancleave<3>
  • Wool Market [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wool Market
    • Wool Market [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wool Market had a post office and no railroad service
    • Wool Market has also been known as:
    • Woolmarket
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wool Market
  • Continue List ...
    • De Buys [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Buys
      • De Buys [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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
    • Handsboro [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handsboro
      • Handsboro [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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
    • Pascagoula [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pascagoula
      • Pascagoula [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,699 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pascagoula had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pascagoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pascagoula<3>
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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
    • Moss Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Point
      • Moss Point [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,750 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,350 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moss Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Point<3>
    • Escatawpa [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escatawpa
      • Escatawpa [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Escatawpa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Escatawpa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escatawpa
    • Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Ocean Springs
      • 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>
    • Three Rivers [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Rivers
      • Three Rivers [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Ocean Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Rivers
    • Orange Grove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Grove
      • Orange Grove [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ocean Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orange Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ocean Springs ...

While our initial data about Ocean Springs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ocean Springs 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 Ocean Springs.

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 Ocean Springs:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Ocean Springs in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Ocean Springs for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ocean Springs. See our Misc Page for Ocean Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jackson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ocean 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 Ocean Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ocean Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ocean Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4064, Longitude: -88.7951       In this case, the coordinates for Ocean 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>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 Ocean Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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