Braxton, Mississippi

Simpson County

Population: 268 in 1910

                   237 in 1920

                   222 in 1930

                   220 in 1940

                  206 in 1950

                  191 in 1960

Town incorporated:  12-9-1901

Post office: 2-7-1881 to present

Railroads: G&SI- IC- ICG- IC- CN

                  

Next Town North- Belpine

 

G&SI Milepost 136.31

(from Gulfport)

 

Next Town South- Sandifer

1919 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

Braxton Lumber Co.- pine lumber mill cutting 25,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

E. L. Everett- pine lumber mill cutting 10,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

T. C. Shorter Lumber Co.- pine lumber mill cutting 2,500 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

W. B. Spell Lumber Co.- pine lumber mill cutting 10,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

F. Ammons, general store 1900

W. M. Bates, general store 1900

W. F. Bridges & Son, blacksmiths 1900

J. P. Cox & Son, general store, millinery 1900

R. F. Everett. general store 1900

W. S. Harper, general store 1900

A. G. Manning, general store 1900

F. L. Sandifer, drugs 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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