Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Jackson County

Population:  1258 in 1900

                    1472 in 1910

                    1732 in 1920

                    1881 in 1940

                    3058 in 1950

                    5025 in 1960

Town incorporated:  2-27-1854

Post office: Lynchburgh Springs- 1-19-1853 to 12-11-1854

                   Ocean Springs- 12-12-1854 to present

Railroads: NOM&T- L&N- CSX

Next Town North- Fontainebleau

 

L&N Milepost 723.02 after 1921*

(from Louisville, Ky.)

 

Next Town South- Oak Street

Google Earth map of Ocean Springs based on L&N valuation maps and 1944 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps HERE

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY

see Ray Bellande's excellent website HERE

INDUSTRY -

L&N 181 at the resort community of Ocean Springs about 1920.

 

L&N FP-7 663 with Train 9, the Coast Commuter train to New Orleans lays over in Ocean Springs on April 10, 1954.

652 on a northbound passenger train at Ocean Springs in 1958.

L&N E7s 779 and 761 on Train 1, the southbound Azalean, at Ocean Springs on Sept. 16, 1949. 

An L&N local waits in the clear at Ocean Springs, MS about 1970.

Carpenter shop at Ocean Springs in 1918.

778 crosses Biloxi Bay in June 1955 northbound. 

L&N 2-stall enginehouse at Ocean Springs housed engines used on the commuter trains that ran between there and New Orleans. There was also a turntable on the north side of the enginehouse.

Early postcard of Ocean Springs shows the arrival of Train #4 circa 1910. 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

 

 

 

 

 

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