Highland, Mississippi

Lacey, Mississippi

Carriere, Mississippi

Hancock County until 1904

Pearl River County after 1904


Town incorporated:  6-17-1904

Post office: Lacey- 5-13-1887 to 6-19-1903

                    Carriere- 6-20-1903 to present

Railroads: NO&NE- SOU- NS


Next Town North- Watsons


NO&NE Milepost 142.5

(from Meridian)


Next Town South- LaRow

1918 soil survey map

1903 soil survey map

1958 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Highland first appeared in the 1884 timetable as soon as the new railroad opened with a 48-car siding. It was renamed to Lacey in the 7-31-1887 employee timetable after a post office was established by that name here two months prior. The railroad renamed the point to Carriere, reportedly after a family in New Orleans that was friends with the owners of the sawmill located here. The timetable dated 5-3-1891 reflected the change in name, but the post office wasn't renamed until 1903. The railroad siding was extended to 80 cars in 1905 and again to 90 cars in 1912.


Carriere Lumber Co.- 1895-1899

Lacey Lumber Co.- 1899-1917














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