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Bay Springs Lake is a reservoir on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northeast Mississippi. It is impounded by the Jamie Whitten Lock and Dam. The lake is approximately nine miles long, Here, you have boat access to Bay Springs Lake and Dam.

In 1840s George Gresham erected a water powered sawmill and gristmill at the narrow rocky gorge on Mackey's Creek. Rock overhangs in the gorge provided shelters which had been inhabited by Indians thousands of years before. In 1862, Gresham and two partners founded the Bay Springs Union factory. This company contained the original saw and grist mill and added a mill for spinning cotton yarn and carding wool. This small industrial center included not only the mill but a cotton gin, a blacksmith, post office and general store. In 1885, the factory was destroyed by fire and never rebuilt.


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