Donavan, Mississippi

Jackson County until 1910

George County after 1910

Population: 175 in 1900

Town incorporated:  no

Post office: Dec. 28, 1899 to Oct. 15, 1910

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O


Next Town North- Evanston

Milepost 33.3 before 1908

Milepost 34.5 after 1908

(from Mobile)

Next Town South- Shipman

1922 soil survey map

HISTORY by Tony Howe:

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

J. O. Acree- sawmill, general store, and turpentine still operated 1901

Acree & Donovan- sawmill, general store, and turpentine still operated 1902

Donovan Manufacturing Co.- sawmill operated 1903-1911

Brice & Evans- sawmill operated 1905

Rocky Creek Lumber Co.- sawmill operated 1906

Vaughn & White- sawmill operated 1900









BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

Vaughn & White, sawmill 1900






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