Abel, Mississippi

Smith County

Population: 50 in 1900

Town incorporated:  no

Post office: 9-16-1895 to 8-26-1907

Railroads: G&SI- IC- ICG- IC- CN

                  

Next Town East- Mize

G&SI Milepost 120

(from Gulfport)

 

Next Town West- Low

1920 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Brieger's "Hometown Mississippi" states: Abel, name origin unknown, was located two miles west of Mize, being settled in 1853 by Angus McCallum and Mike Kelly who operated a lathe, mechanic shop, and horse-powered gin on this site."

INDUSTRY -

BUSINESSES (per RG Dun & Co.)- 

R. E. Sullivan, general store 1900

R. V. Turner, sawmill 1900

1916 ICC Valuation Map- ICHS Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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