Columbia, Mississippi

Marion County

Population: 507 in 1900

                    2029 in 1910

                    2826 in 1920

                    4833 in 1930

Town incorporated:  12-16-1812

Post office: 11-1-1819 to 3-28-1843

                    6-7-1843 to present

Railroads: CL&G- G&SI- IC -ICG- 

                  

Next Town North- Fortinberry

 

G&SI Milepost 92.36

(from Gulfport, by way of Maxie)

 

Next Town South- Langfords

1934 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

1934 soil survey map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

J. J. White Lumber Co.- operated 1913-1931

Joseph Ashcroft- lumber mill cutting 40,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

Beats Lumber Co.- 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. 

J. W. Hammond- 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. 

Price Veneer & Lumber Co.- hardwood lumber mill cutting 40,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

H. L. White Lumber Co.- pine lumber mill cutting 25,000 ft/day and planing mill capy 25,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

 

 

 

Former G&SI, later IC, depot at Columbia in 1972. It still stands today and used by the Marion County Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce.

The IC freight depot was located north of the passenger depot in 1972. All that is left today is a handful of the concrete piers. 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

C. Atkinson & Bro., general store 1868-73-75

Wm Atkinson & Foxworth Co., general store 1900

M. L. Banks, physician 1873-75

Harris Barnes, planter 1873-75

H. A. Barnes, general store 1900

Nathan Barnes & Son- general store 1875

William Barnes, shoes 1868, planter 1873, 

George Bayless, planter 1868-73-75

John Baylis, hotel 1900

J. R. Berry, physician & drugs 1900

William Bonnes, planter 1868

J. T. Brown, general store 1900

W. M. Buckley, general store 1900

Burkett & Burrow, general store 1900

Campbell & Magee, sawmill 1900

Columbia Bank, 1900

Dale & Banks, publishers 1900

Richard Davis (3 mi from), sawmill 1900

Robert Ford, physician 1873

S. H. Ford, planter 1873-75

T. B. Ford- physician 1875

Edward Fortenberry, planter 1868-73-

John Fortenberry, planter 1868-75

J. W. Fortenberry (near), general store 1900

A. E. Foxworth, planter 1873-75

F. W. Foxworth, planter 1873-75

F. W. Foxworth, sawmill 1900

J. M. Foxworth, planter 1873-75

John Foxworth, planter 1868-73-75

John Foxworth, Sr., planter 1868-73-75

S. E. Foxworth, planter 1868-73-75

Calvin Ford, planter 1868

James Ford, planter 1868

A. Goss, drugs 1873

Goss & Wilkes, general store 1900

J. Halloman- general store & saloon 1876

Holloway & Thompson, livery 1900

Julius Kottwitz- dry goods & grocery 1875

Louis Kottwitz- general store 1876

I. W. Lampton & Bro., general store 1900

Elias Lane, grocery 1873-75

E. Lane, general store 1900

Walter Lenoir, planter 1868-73-75

H. B. Lewis, general store 1900

Lemuel Lewis, planter 1873-75

Samuel Lewis, planter 1868

Elisha Magee, planter 1868-73-75

R. Oren, planter 1868-73-75

M. O'Rorke- general store 1876

Pittman & Whitten- retail grocery 1875-76

E. J. Pittman (near), general store 1900

John W. Pool, general store 1900

F. F. Rankin, general store 1900

G. H. Rankin, general store 1900

A. B. F. Rawles, planter 1873-75

G. M. Sibley, livery 1900

J. M. Sims, grocery 1873-75

E. C. Smedes- 1876

Smith & Ball, general store 1900

William Stovall, planter 1868

Tynes & O'Rourke, general store 1873-75

John Watts, general store 1900

W. B. Webb, general store 1873-75

Mrs. M. L. Wylie, ret. millinery 1900

Yarborough & Evans, turpentine &  general store 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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