Irving, Mississippi

Choctaw County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: no

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Tollison


Milepost 231.6

(from Mobile)


Next Town South- High Point


1920 soil survey map


1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Irving was the name of a spur built to serve Irving-Thompson Lumber Co. before 1918. There never was much of a town at this location. The spur was removed in July 1923. 

The railroad was completed in 1904-05 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. The remainder of the former GM&O lines in Mississippi was sold off by ICG to the newly formed Gulf & Mississippi Railroad on July 10, 1985. Gulf & Mississippi RR was bought by Midsouth Rail on April 14, 1988, which was then bought by Kansas City Southern RR in 1994. KCS continues to operate the line between Ackerman and Newton today. 


Irving-Thompson Lumber Co.-

1917 Valuation Map                 click map for larger version               David Bridges Collection














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