Jackson, Mississippi

Hinds County

Population: 7816 in 1900

                    21923 in 1910

                   22817 in 1920

Town incorporated:  12-1822

Post office: 4-14-1817 to present

Railroads: Clinton & Vicksburg- Vicksburg & Jackson- Jackson & Brandon RR & Bridge Co- Southern RR of MS- V&M- A&V- Y&MV- IC- ICG- Midsouth- KCS

NJ&C- Y&MV- IC- ICG

NOJ&GN- CStL&NO- IC- ICG- IC- CN

J&E- GM&N- GM&O- ICG

NOGN- GM&N- GM&O- ICG

                  

IC Next Town North- Asylum

A&V Next Town East- Pearson

J&E-GM&N Next Town East- Capitol Yard

 

IC Milepost 729.0

(from Chicago)

IC Old Milepost 182.97

(from New Orleans)

A&V Milepost 95.8

(from Meridian)

NOGN Milepost 185.6

(from New Orleans, LA)

J&E-GM&N Milepost 73.9

(from Union, Miss.)

 

IC & NOGN Next Town South- Nogan

Y&MV Next Town Southwest- Gowdey

A&V Next Town West- West Jackson

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

1937 Witbeck photo of the south end of the Illinois Central depot. You can see the former A&V trackage at street level at left. 

 

1979 view of IC Station. 

 

1894 view of old Union Station which sat where later Illinois Central depot was later built. 

1990

Another great shot of the old Union Station. Streetcar tracks up Capital Street cross the IC tracks at grade in foreground. 

1990 view of IC station. 

1990

Witbeck view of station area at Jackson showing IC freighthouse at right and a freight train from North Jackson yard swinging onto A&V connection in the distance in August 1940.

Bill Witbeck took many photos from the King Edward Hotel in Jackson over the years. This view from about 1940 looks north and shows the station area quite well. 

Former GM&O depot at Jackson on June 10, 1990. 

Former GM&O depot at Jackson was built in 1925. It served as offices for the Mississippi Dept of Archives & History by 1990. 

If you have any corrections or additional info, we would love to hear from you! We are always looking for additional photos, too. Find our contact info below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information contact Tony Howe at tonyhowe76@yahoo.com or David S. Price at dsprice46@bellsouth.net