Bay Springs City Park
Downtown
Bay Springs

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City of Bay Springs
Thigpen Field Airport
Thigpen Field Airport
Bay Springs, MS
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History of Bay Springs, Mississippi
Bay Springs took its name from a large spring surrounded by Bay trees. The first trace of a settlement in this spot dates to 1892. It is known that there was a community with at least one store and a sawmill some period before this. However, all records were lost in the fire at the Courthouse in Paulding in 1932.
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City Park
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History of Jasper County, Mississippi
Jasper County, as recited in the establishing act, was named "in honor of sergeant Jasper." Sergeant William Jasper (1750?-1779) of South Carolina was a hero of the American Revolution celebrated for recovering the American flag at the battle of Fort Moultrie on June 28, 1776, and for the capture...
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Annual Festivals

Bay Springs: Last Saturday in April

Bay Fest

Bay Springs: Last Frday and Saurday in June

Bluegrass Festival

Bay Springs: Third weekend in September

The Jimmie Rogers
Annual Celebrity Fishing Rodeo
Lake Eddins: Fourth Monday in May

Octoberfest
Heidelberg: Fourth weekend in September

Festivals in Surrounding Counties


Smith Park
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