Anchor, Mississippi

Chickasaw County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: 2-23-1906 to 3-31-1912

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Houston


Milepost 276.75 app on valuation map

(from Mobile)


Next Town South- Woodland

1915 soil survey map

1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Anchor was located on the railroad after it was completed in 1905-6 through Pontotoc, Houston, Ackerman and Louisville by the Gulf & Chicago Railroad, which was controlled by the Mobile Jackson & Kansas City RR until the two railroads merged on December 1, 1909 to form the New Orleans Mobile & Chicago Railroad. This railroad was reorganized on January 1, 1917 to become the Gulf Mobile & Northern Railroad.   This railroad, in turn, merged with the Mobile & Ohio on September 13, 1940 to form the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad. This railroad operated until it was merged with the Illinois Central Railroad on August 10, 1972 to form Illinois Central Gulf RR. ICG received permission to abandon the railroad from Woodland to Ackerman on December 14, 1981, and was officially abandoned on March 1, 1982. The remainder of the former GM&O lines in Mississippi was sold off to the newly formed Gulf & Mississippi Railroad on July 10, 1985, who abandoned the railroad from Houston to Woodland shortly afterwards. 


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1917 ICC Valuation Map         click map for larger version               David Bridges Collection














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