Erata, Mississippi

Jones County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: 5-26-1856 to 1-21-1867

                    7-2-1867 to 7-30-1898

                    6-11-1900 to 6-30-1908

                    10-1-1915 to 11-30-1933

Railroads: NO&NE- SOU- NS


Next Town North- Sandersville


NO&NE Milepost 49.5

(from Meridian)


Next Town South- Hawkes

1915 soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Erata (usually spelled "Errata") pre-dated the railroad by many years. The railroad spelled the location "Erata". The post office was established here in 1856. Good Hope Presbyterian Church was organized here in 1839, was supposedly the only Presbyterian church in Jones County for 50 years. Several smaller sawmills operated at Erata over the years after the NO&NE was built through here. 


C. B. Smith- sawmill operated 1890-1896 

John S. Dabbs- sawmill operated 1893

Andrew J. Dabbs- sawmill operated 1895-96

Erata Mill Co.- sawmill operated 1892-ca1900

Erata Lumber Co.- sawmill operated 1900-1903

Chandler & Robbins- sawmill operated 1903

Nesom Brothers- sawmill operated 1905

Robinson & Blackledge- sawmill operated 1902

H. S. Smith- sawmill operated 1917

1927 Valuation Map revised through 1990








BUSINESSES- (per  R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

Malcomb F. Smith- dry goods & grocery 1873-74-76






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