Fant, Mississippi

Choctaw County

Population: 

Town incorporated:  no

Post office: no

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Sherwood

 

Milepost 250.0

(from Mobile)

 

Next Town South- Reform

 

1920 soil survey map

 

1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Fant was located about a mile and a half south of Sherwood and was the location of a spur built to serve George & Co. The spur was removed in October 1924. There never was any town at this location. 

The railroad was completed in 1905 through Pontotoc, Houston, Ackerman and Louisville by the Gulf & Chicago Railroad, which was controlled by the Mobile Jackson & Kansas City RR until the two railroads merged on December 1, 1909 to form the New Orleans Mobile & Chicago Railroad. This railroad was reorganized on January 1, 1917 to become the Gulf Mobile & Northern Railroad.   This railroad, in turn, merged with the Mobile & Ohio on September 13, 1940 to form the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad. This railroad operated until it was merged with the Illinois Central Railroad on August 10, 1972 to form Illinois Central Gulf RR. ICG received permission to abandon the railroad from Woodland to Ackerman on December 14, 1981, and was officially abandoned on March 1, 1982. 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

1917 Valuation Map                 click map for larger version               David Bridges Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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