Bay St. Louis, Pearlington and Gainesville, Hancock County, Mississippi. 1891

Bay St. Louis, Hancock County
Bay St. Louis, the seat of justice of Hancock County, is located in the southeastern part of the county, on the Louisville & Nashville railway, and on the shore of Mississippi Sound. It has a population of twenty-two hundred, and is a prosperous and pleasant little city, popular among health and pleasure seekers of the South.

Pearlington Hancock County
Pearlington, on Pearl River, was intended by its founders to become a place of much commercial importance, and they dedicated a large area of land for the purpose of building up a city. That was in the old territorial days, and Pearlington for a time had a small boom. Its population is now eight hundred and fifty.

Gainesville Hancock
Gainesville, farther tip the Pearl River, has a population of two hundred and twenty-seven.

Back to: Mississippi Counties, Cities and Towns, 1891

Source: Biographical and Historical Memories of Mississippi, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1891

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