Arcola, Mississippi

Washington County

Population:   in 1900

                     512 in 1910

                     453 in 1920

                     in 1940

                     in 1950

                     in 1960

Town incorporated:  9-30-1904

Post office:  12-30-1875 to present

Railroads: M&V- LNO&T- Y&MV- IC- ICG- C&G

GDC&RF- GC&B- GP- Sou Ry in Miss- Delta Sou- C&G

Next Town North- Wilmot

 

Y&MV Milepost 149.7

(from Memphis, TN)

C&G Milepost 11

(from Stoneville, MS)

 

Next Town South- McCutcheon

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

Arcola during the 1927 flood. Y&MV depot on left, while what appears to be the Southern Ry in Mississippi (Delta Southern) depot to the right is partially hidden behind the tree in the foreground. 

 

 

Y&MV depot at Arcola during the 1927 flood.

 

 

1920 Y&MV track profile updated to 1939- Collection of Robert Tomb

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

 

 

 

 

 

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