Introduction to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is 14 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi and 50 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Hancock County. The city is part of the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula metro area. The population of Bay St. Louis is 8,209.
Bay St. Louis History
Bay St. Louis was founded in the late 1600s. It was named after King Louis IX of France. The first railroad arrived in the city in 1870. The area soon became a popular summer destination for residents of New Orleans. The city is the county seat of Hancock County. Bay St. Louis experienced massive damage in August 2005 by Hurricane Katrina.
Bay St. Louis and nearby Attractions
- Stennis Space Center
- Buccaneer State Park
- Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
- Fort Pike State Historic Site
- Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home
Things To Do In Bay St. Louis
Bay St. Louis is home to a number of churches such as the Bay Saint Louis Church of Christ, Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church and the Main Street United Methodist Church. Bridges Golf is an ideal destination for golfers. Apart from these, the city of Bay St. Louis also hosts the Crab Festival every year.
Bay St. Louis Transportation
Stennis International Airport is nearby.
Bay St. Louis Higher Education
Residents of Bay St. Louis can attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Southern University at New Orleans and Pearl River Community College.