Lake, Mississippi

Scott County

Population: 429 in 1910

                   455 in 1920

                   437 in 1940

                   345 in 1950

                  293 in 1960

Town incorporated:  2-9-1867

Post office: 12-5-1860 to present

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



Next Town East- Scoggins


A&V Milepost 40.6

(from Meridian)


Next Town West- Muskegon


soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 


View of downtown Lake and depot in 1952.




A&V's depot at Lake, Mississippi was fortunately preserved, and still stands across the tracks from its original site in Lake.



BUSINESSES- (per R. G. Dun & Co.)-

J. J. Armistead- steam mill 1876

J. H. Crossley- blacksmith 1876

William E. Crowson- wagon maker 1876

Robert Davidson- grocery 1873-74-76

R. N. Davis & Son- drugs 1874-76

H. Eastland & Co.- general store 1873-74-75-76

Mrs. C. Felkes- hotel 1876

Harrison & Wilkins- dry goods & grocery 1873

D. S. Holmes- grocery 1873-74-75-76

G. F. Lowry- sawmill 1876

James L. Riley- physician & drugs 1873-74-76

Snead, Saddler & Co.- general store 1873-74-75-76

Thornton, Eastland & Co.- general store 1876

Alexander Vance- general store 1873-74-76

John Weaver- general store 1873

Weaver & Co.- general store 1874-75-76

Wilkins & Harrison- general store 1876






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