Mississippi Delta Planting Co. (?-1919)

Delta & Pine Land Co. (1919-?)

Standard gauge, 56-lb rail

Headquarters: Memphis, TN

Mill Location: Scott, MS (Bolivar County)

Mill Capacity: 30,000 ft/day in 1917

Years of Operation

Miles Operated: 8 miles in 1917

Locomotives Owned: 2 known

Other Equipment:

Purchased Clyde Iron Works Rapid Loader #247, shipped to Scott, Miss. 12-20-1916.




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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Mississippi Delta Planting Company, of Memphis, Tennessee, operated a hardwood mill with a cutting capacity of 30,000 feet per day on the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad, at Scott, Bolivar County.


In June 1919 all of the properties of the corporation were sold to the Delta & Pine Land Company of Mississippi.


Notes and articles:

The Southern Lumberman, July 5, 1919, p. 35:

Memphis, Tenn., June 30 the Delta & Pine Land Company of Mississippi has recently taken over the properties of the Mississippi Delta Planting Company and the Lake Vista Plantation Company and the Triumph Plantation Company, of Scott, Miss., and will in the future operate the hardwood mill formerly belonging to the Mississippi Delta Planting Company at Scott.

        The Delta & Pine Land Company is one of the oldest corporations in Mississippi, and at one time held very extensive pine interests in that state, most of which have been disposed of, and their lumber activities will in the future be confined entirely to hardwoods.

        The lumber business will be continued as heretofore in the manufacturing and wholesaling of Southern hardwoods, making a specialty of red gum.  The equipment at Scott, Miss., consists of a thoroughly modern band mill with a daily capacity of from 40,000 to 45,000 feet, planing mill and shingle mill.  The operation of the mill will remain unchanged.  S. J. Hughes will be in charge of the plant and manufacturing part of the business at Scott, and H. P. Moyer will still capably handle the purchasing and sales end of the lumber department at the old office of the Mississippi Delta Planting Company, 156 Madison Avenue, Memphis.














ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

842          0-6-0        Baldwin                                                                        12x16       


Purchased from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #842, Atlanta, GA, on 2-27-15.

Sold to Delta & Pine Land Co. of MS, Scott, MS, in 6-1919.


??-2 Shay            8x8            26                                        Standard gauge

        #?            Lima            1842            1-1907            orig-Bluff City Lbr. Co. #3 (Anderson & Saline River RR #3), Clio, AR; Pearce Lbr. Co., Kearney, AR; BR&L [687];  to Delta & Pine Land Co. of Miss., Scott, MS on 5-26-1920  (BR&L 1996 revised list; Koch Shay book)






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