Brookhaven, Mississippi

Lincoln County

Population: 2578 in 1900

                    5293 in 1910

                    4708 in 1920

Town incorporated:  11-15-1858

Post office: 2-27-1835 to present

Railroads: MSC- ICG

                  NOJ&GN- CStL&NO- IC- ICG- IC- CN

MSC Next Town East- Phillips

IC Next Town North- Central Jct.

 

IC Milepost 783.04

(from Chicago, IL)

IC Old Milepost 128.98

(from New Orleans)

MSC Milepost 83.3 after 1927

(from Hattiesburg)

 

IC Next Town South- Cedar Hill Switch

MSC Next Town West- Connelly

1912 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY-

Pearl River Lumber Co.

J. A. Carroll- pine lumber mill cutting 10,000 ft/day and planing mill capy 75,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No 21-L List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Mississippi Central RR Nov. 1, 1919. 

Central Lumber Co.- pine lumber mill cutting 25,000 ft/day and planing mill capy 100,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No 21-L List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Mississippi Central RR Nov. 1, 1919. 

Sunny South Lumber Co.- pine lumber mill cutting 20,000 ft/day and planing mill capy 50,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No 21-L List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Mississippi Central RR Nov. 1, 1919. 

Joint Illinois Central- Mississippi Central freight station at Brookhaven in May 1954. 

 

Illinois Central depot at Brookhaven in 1903. 

Illinois Central turntable at Brookhaven in 1898.

 

 

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