Derby, Mississippi

Pearl River County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: 3-6-1894 to 10-31-1930

Railroads: NO&NE- SOU- NS


Next Town North- Glade


NO&NE Milepost 131.6

(from Meridian)


Next Town South- Millard

1918 soil survey map

1958 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Derby was named for Captain Chester Derby, a local landowner, and was listed in the first railroad timetable in 1884 after the line opened as having a 64-car siding. It was lengthened to 72 cars in 1903. It was later extended northward by 1943 to 87 cars. 


Prentice Lumber Co.- 1899-1900

Derby Lumber Co.- 1900-1902

Hyde & Rowan Lumber Co.- 1902-1904

Bilbo Lumber Co.- 1904-1906














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