Turner, Mississippi

Leesdale, Mississippi

Adams County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: Turner- 10-10-1900 to 3-28-1918

                    Leesdale- 3-29-1918 to 9-30-1937

Railroads: N&E- MSC- ICG

Next Town East- Butlers


 MSC Milepost 131.4 

(from Hattiesburg)


Next Town West- Noble


1912 soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

This location was originally called Turner, and was named for Judge Edward Turner. His home later burned, and a new house was built by his son-in-law, M. C. Johnston, and was later purchased by S. S. Lee. The town was renamed Leesdale in his honor in 1918. 


T. J. Spragins & Son- sawmill

ICC Valuation Map 1918 Richard Spencer Collection



H. Darden- general store 1911

T. J. Spragins & Son- sawmill 1911












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