Florence, Mississippi

Rankin County

Population: 260 in 1910

                   207 in 1920

                   272 in 1930

                  368 in 1940

                  313 in 1950

                  360 in 1960

Town incorporated:  5-30-1905

Post office: 2-19-1901 to present

Railroads: G&SI- IC- ICG- IC- CN

                  

Next Town North- Howie

 

G&SI Milepost 149.39

(from Gulfport)

 

Next Town South - Eurie

1926 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

J. L. Laird- pine lumber mill cutting 5,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

Powell & Purvis- pine lumber mill cutting 5,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

J. L. Yarborough- pine lumber mill cutting 5,000 ft/day listed on Freight Circular No F-1043 List of Sawmills and Planing Mills on Gulf & Ship Island RR Oct. 28, 1919. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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