About This Place
Bay Springs is a city in and one of the county seats of Jasper County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,097 at the 2000 census. It is located at the intersection of state highways 15 and 18. The area was settled in the 1880s by Joe Blankenship, who built the saw mill that became the town's industrial base. The city was incorporated about twenty years later after the arrival of railroads going through it.
Bay Springs is located at 31°58′36″N 89°16′46″W / 31.97667°N 89.27944°W / 31.97667; -89.27944 (31.976761, -89.279574).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.4 km²), of which, 14.8 square miles (38.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.