Brooklyn, Mississippi

Forrest County

Population: 

Town incorporated:  

Post office: Griffin- 12-15-1885 to 11-7-1897

                    Brooklyn- 11-8-1897 to present

Railroads: G&SI- IC- Midsouth- KCS

                  

Next Town North- Rosine

 

G&SI Milepost 49.68

(from Gulfport)

 

Next Town South- Yeaton

1911 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

Blair & O'Neal 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. 

Martin & Perkins- pine lumber mill cutting 5,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

Shattles & Pierce- 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.)- 

Brooklyn Lumber Co., general store & sawmill 1900

R. M. Griffin, general store 1900

Horkan & Partin, general store & turpentine 1900

W. W. Hyde & Co., drugs 1900

G. M. Kennedy & Co., ret. drugs 1900

Geo. S. Leatherbury, Jr., Co. (8 miles from) general store & naval stores 1900

J. H. Overstreet, general store 1900

Perkins & Co., general store 1900

W. E. Simmons & Bro., general store 1900

M. C. Smith, general store 1900

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any corrections or additional info, we would love to hear from you! We are always looking for additional photos, too. Find our contact info below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     HOME                                              ABOUT  US                                              LINKS           

 

 

For more information contact Tony Howe at tonyhowe76@yahoo.com or David S. Price at dsprice46@bellsouth.net