Hawkes, Mississippi

Jones County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: 8-5-1908 to 9-30-1915

Railroads: NO&NE- SOU- NS


Next Town North- Erata


NO&NE Milepost 50.8

(from Meridian)


Next Town South- Laurel

1915 soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Hawkes was primarily a sawmill town that grew up around the sawmill of the W. S. Carter Lumber Co. This mill was sold to the Louise Lumber Co. in 1911, and finally shut down in 1915. The town mostly died out after the mill closed. A passing track was located here on the railroad, and continues to be used today.


W. S. Carter Lumber Co.- 1905-1911

Louise Lumber Co.- 1911-1915

1927 Valuation Map revised through 1990














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