Forest, Mississippi

Scott County

Population: 761 in 1900

                   1136 in 1910

                   1188 in 1920

                   2735 in 1940

                   2874 in 1950

                   3907 in 1960

Town incorporated:  11-21-1865

Post office: 12-31-1859 to 4-18-1861

                    2-5-1866 to present

Railroads: Southern RR of MS- V&M- A&V- Y&MV- IC- ICG- Midsouth- KCS

 

                  

Next Town East- Fairchilds

 

A&V Milepost 49.3

(from Meridian)

 

Next Town West- Loftin

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

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BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

A. J. Busey- general store 1874

John Carroll- 1873-74-75-76

James P. Clarke- blacksmith 1874-75-76

Cramer & Carlsen- boots & shoes 1875

B. F. Crook & Co.- general store 1873-74-75-76

Stephen Davis- physician & general store 1873-74-75

John Dove- wagon maker 1876

James A. Glandville- publisher 1873

Glandville & Davis- publishers 1874-75

Daniel Doyle- grocer 1876

J. Futch & Co.- merchants 1876

James A. Glanville- register 1876

M. D. Graham & Co.- general store 1873-74-75-76

J. C. Harper- general store 1874-75

T. H. Harrison- barroom & dentist 1873-74-75-76

Hogan & Lipscomb- general store 1873

J. W. Hogan- general store 1874-76

J. E. Holbert- general store 1876

Wm. S. Hoskins- mill 1873-74-75

M. Levy- merchant 1876

W. W. Lowry- drugs & books 1873-74-75-76

J. M. Lyles- eating house 1873

Jacob Miller- shoemaker 1873-74-75-76

D. Mitchell- jeweler 1876

Pevey & Hood- grocery hotel & livery 1873-74-75-76

Richardson & Greene- dry goods & grocery 1876

George W. Shepperd- livery 1873-74-76

J. C. Simmons & Co.- Simmons House 1876

J. F. Storey & Co.- grocery 1873-74-75-76

J. M. Webster- saddler 1876

T. H. B. Williams- physician 1873-74-75

David M. Womack- dry goods & grocery 1873-74-75-76

 

 

 

 

 

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