Gulfport, Mississippi

Harrison County

Population: 1000 in 1900

                    6385 in 1910

                    8157 in 1920

                    12547 in 1930

                    15195 in 1940

                   22659 in 1950

                   30204 in 1960

Town incorporated:  7-28-1898

Post office: 11-11-1887 to present

Railroads: G&SI- IC- Midsouth- KCS

                   NOM&T- L&N- Seaboard System- CSX

Next Town East- Veterans Hospital

Next Town North- Bayou Bernard

 

G&SI Milepost 0.1

 

L&N Milepost 739.51 

(from Louisville KY)

 

Next Town West- Long Beach

1924 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

 

L&N 1026 was mainline freight power for the NO&M sub of the L&N at the time of this photo taken at Gulfport, MS in the 1930's.

L&N 1328 with a southbound freight approaching the depot at Gulfport in August 1938.

FP-7 691 on a northbound passenger train at Gulfport in April 1968.

Looking south on the Illinois Central tracks towards Union Station at Gulfport on May 28, 1968. 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

Mrs. A. Alidor, grocery 1900

Bank of Gulfport, 1900

J. C. Belden, tinsmith 1900

F. Bielenberg, furniture 1900

C. J. Brulie, saloon 1900

Frank M. Coleman, racket store 1900

S. E. Cowan, retail drugs 1900

J. D. Crane, retail jewelry 1900

V. J. Dufour retail dry goods & notions 1900

Gulfport Drug Co., 1900

J. D. Haley, mnfrs agt. & fruits 1900

L. E. Halt, furniture 1900

Hewes Bros., general store 1900

F. & G. Hewes, general store 1900

Geo. S. Huke (?) planing mill, lumber 1900

J. R. Hood, feed & grist mill 1900

Jas. R. Hood & Son, confec. tobacco 1900

Joyce & Co., general store 1900

J. R. Kelly, confec, notions 1900

R. McIntosh, Jr., saloon 1900

Mrs. C. L. Matthews, hotel 1900

Elmer Northrop, retail dry goods notions 1900

Phillips Bros., general store 1900

Geo. W. Pierce, Jr., hotel 1900

Richardson & Brazelton, publishers 1900

Jos. Rizzo, fruit 1900

A. Rizzo, general store 1900

S. Simonton, hotel 1900

Mrs. Mary Smith, grocery 1900

Fred Streilach?, general store 1900

James Tunney, general store 1900

Mrs. Blanche Wyatt, millinery 1900

E. J. Younghans, general store 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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