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Bay Springs
Jasper County, Mississippi


A Going, Growing Town

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Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Bay Springs is approximately 2,106 (1997), 1786 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 688 (1990), 721 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bay Springs is 18.42 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bay Springs is 14.91 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.089 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bay Springs to Washington DC is 860 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 60 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bay Springs is positioned 31.98 degrees north of the equator and 89.28 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bay Springs average annual rainfall is 57 inches per year


in east-central Mississippi, southwest of Meridian and north of Hattiesburg.
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History & History Related Items

founded in the 1880's when Joe Blankenship built a sawmill. The mill provided a base for the area economy. The Mobile-Jackson and Kansas City Railroad came through in the early 1900's. It was at that time that L.L. Denson moved here to found the city of Bay Springs in 1904.

The city was named for the natural springs near the center of Bay Springs. A cupola shades the spring today. Here is a history page for Bay Springs.
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The incorporation of Bay Springs

10 March 1904 (town), 31 December 1996 (city)


Jazz in the Grove
Mississippi's only outdoor jazz festival
held in April each year.

Bay Fest
held the fourth Friday and Saturday of June each year.
Featuring a carnival, rodeo, booths, food, crafts and much more.
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Bay Springs City Government

City of Bay Springs
39 South 6th Street
Bay Springs, Mississippi
Phone: 601-764-4112

Bay Springs has a Mayor-Alderman form of government.

Bay Springs is the county seat of Jasper County.

Bay Springs Schools

West Jasper School District
P.O. Box 610
Bay Springs, MS 39422
Phone: 601-764-2280 Bay Springs


The population of Bay Springs was:
1900 - 43
1906 - 1,000+
1990 - 1,729
1997 - 2,106

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