Artesia, Mississippi

Lowndes County

Population:  343 in 1900

                     533 in 1910

                     583 in 1920

Town incorporated:  2-5-1875

Post office: Tolands Depot- 8-27-1856 to 10-21-1860

                    Artesia- 10-22-1860 to present

Railroads: M&O- GM&O- ICG- Midsouth- KCS



Next Town North- Mayhew


M&O Milepost 219.26

(from Mobile, Ala.)


Next Town South- Penns


soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 



GM&O depot at the important junction of Artesia, Mississippi in 1970.

Another view at Artesia on April 2, 1969. The railroad-owned cafe is on the right.

Artesia depot in 1969.

View looking north from the depot in 1969. The track coming in from the left is the Starkville Branch. 

Looking north.

Engine servicing facilities at Artesia in 1969.

1916 view of the railroad cafe at Artesia.

1916 view of freight house at Artesia. This building was later moved to the west side of town, where it finally rotted to the ground by 1990.

Artesia depot in 1916. 

Track scales in 1916 south of the depot.

A postcard view of the depot about 1970. 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 






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