Ansley, Mississippi

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Ansley, Mississippi
Ansley, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Ansley, Mississippi
Ansley, Mississippi
Location within the state of Mississippi
Ansley, Mississippi is located in the United States
Ansley, Mississippi
Ansley, Mississippi
Ansley, Mississippi (the United States)
Coordinates: 30°13′31″N 89°29′01″W / 30.22528°N 89.48361°W / 30.22528; -89.48361Coordinates: 30°13′31″N 89°29′01″W / 30.22528°N 89.48361°W / 30.22528; -89.48361
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHancock
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID711723[1]

Ansley is an unincorporated community in Hancock County, Mississippi, United States.[1] It is located approximately 11 mi (18 km) west of Bay St. Louis.[2]

History[edit]

L&NRR through Ansley, Mississippi, circa 1900

Ansley was established as a flag stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad (L&NRR), which was constructed between New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama during 1869 and 1870.[3] The community derived its name from M.M. Ansley, who was a railroad maintenance official for the L&NRR.[4]

During the early years after its establishment, Ansley was a postal village.[5]

Hurricane damage[edit]

Seabees clear Hurricane Katrina debris from Ansley Preserve

Because of its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and 7-foot (2.1 m) elevation,[1] Ansley was reported to be destroyed by the tidal surge from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.[6]

Ansley Preserve[edit]

About 1 mi (1.6 km) southwest of the Ansley community is Ansley Preserve, a coastal chenier birding trail managed by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ansley
  2. ^ "Ansley Populated Place Profile / Hancock County, Mississippi Data". mississippi.hometownlocator.com. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  3. ^ "Trains Come to the Coast – Hancock County Historical Society". www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  4. ^ "Vertical Files – Hancock County ABC Program – Ansley-MS - Hancock County Historical Society". www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  5. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Encyclopedia of Mississippi History: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions and Persons. S. A. Brant.
  6. ^ "Katrina's Surge, Part 8: Lakeshore to Waveland, MS | Weather Underground". www.wunderground.com. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  7. ^ "Ansley Preserve". mscoastbirdingtrail.audubon.org. Retrieved 2019-03-01.