Collins, Mississippi

Covington County

Population: 2581 in 1910

                    1389 in 1920

                    935 in 1930

                    1100 in 1940

                    1293 in 1950

                    1537 in 1960

Town incorporated:  11-27-1906

Post office: 12-11-1899 to present

Railroads: G&SI- IC- ICG- IC- CN


Next Town North- Ora


G&SI Milepost 98.41

(from Gulfport)


Next Town South- Kola

1917 soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 


Williamsburg Lumber Co.- operated 1900 to 1908

Okatoma Saw Mill Co.- operated 1908 to 1912

W. C. Wood Lumber Co.- operated 1903 to 1925

Rogers 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. 


IC Depot at Collins on May 2, 1979.

Illinois Central (ex-G&SI) depot at Collins was an auto parts store by the time of this photo taken May 2, 1979. 




BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

T. C. Blount, hotel 1900

Blount & Ramsey, ret. drugs 1900

W. S. Coultier, general store 1900

S. H. Hemphill, sawmill 1900

Holloway & McRaney, general store 1900

M. L. Laird, grocery 1900

Robert E. Lee, grocery & restaurant 1900

McGowan & McIver, general store & turpentine 1900

Eug. E. Robertson, general store 1900

John C. Sheed, grocery 1900

B. Shia & Co., grocery 1900

J. R. Stewart, general store 1900

Vanslyke & Bro., general store 1900

Williamsburg Lumber Co., sawmill 1900

J. F. Williamson, livery 1900

Wolfe & Worthy, general store 1900






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