Columbus, Mississippi

Lowndes County

Population:  in 1900

                    in 1910

                   in 1920

Town incorporated:  1822

Post office: 3-6-1820 to present

Railroads:    KCM&B - SLSF- BN- BNSF


SLSF Next Town North- Moss

SOU Next Town East- Steens


SOU Milepost 938 before Dec. 1926

SOU Milepost 921 after Dec. 1926

SLSF Milepost 648.3

(from Springfield, MO)


C&G Next Town West- Davis

SLSF Next Town South- Whitbury


soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 




View looking south at the Columbus & Greenville roundhouse in Columbus.

The joint Southern Railway-C&G passenger depot in Columbus was turned into a bar and restaurant by the time I got this shot in late 1994.

Frisco depot in Columbus, MS in 1979.

A GM&O caboose in front of the old M&O passenger depot in Columbus in the late 1960's.

M&O built this attractive brick and stucco passenger depot in Columbus, MS. 

Former GM&O freight house December 9, 1972. It burned shortly afterwards. 

M&O passenger depot in 1916



M&O freight station in 1916


Former GM&O freight station early 1970's. 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 






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