Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Hancock County

Population:  2872 in 1900

                    3388 in 1910

                    3833 in 1920

                    4138 in 1940

                    4621 in 1950

                    5073 in 1960

Town incorporated:  3-2-1875

Post office: Shieldsborough- 10-11-1819 to 4-26-1875

                   Bay St. Louis- 4-27-1875 to present

Railroads: NOM&T- L&N- CSX

Next Town North- Henderson's Point

 

L&N Milepost 754.55 after 1921*

(from Louisville, Ky.)

 

Next Town South- Nicholson Ave.

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

Postcard view of L&N train crossing Bay St . Louis bridge.

 

L&N Alco switching at Bay St. Louis. The passenger depot at right still stands today.

The L&N turntable at Bay St. Louis in the late 1960's.

L&N 363 switching at Bay St. Louis.

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

 

 

 

 

 

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