Chunky, Mississippi

Newton County

Population: 280 in 1910

                    272 in 1920

                   228 in 1940

                   258 in 1950

                   224 in 1960

Town incorporated:  12-24-1900

Post office: Chunkeys Station- 3-30-1868 to 10-21-1903

                    Chunky- 10-21-1903 to present

Railroads: Southern RR of MS- V&M- A&V- Y&MV- IC- ICG- Midsouth- KCS



Next Town East- Talla


A&V Milepost 16.9

(from Meridian)


Next Town West- Ragland


soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 





A&V Depot in Chunky.



BUSINESSES- (per R. G. Dun & Co.)-

L. L. Jones- dry goods & grocery 1874-75-76

J. K. Murphy & Co.- general store 1876

M. B. Murphy- 1874-75






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