Leland, Mississippi

Washington County

Population:   in 1900

                     in 1910

                     in 1920

                     in 1940

                     in 1950

                     in 1960

Town incorporated:  2-20-1886

Post office:  2-2-1885 to present

Railroads: M&V- LNO&T- Y&MV- IC- ICG- C&G

GDC&RF- GC&B- GP- Sou Ry in Miss- Delta Sou- C&G


Y&MV Next Town North- Elizabeth

Y&MV Next Town Northwest- Stoneville

C&G Next Town Northwest- California


Y&MV Milepost 139.6

(from Memphis, TN)


C&G Next Town South- Leesburg

Y&MV Next Town South- South Leland

Y&MV Next Town Southeast- Holly Knowe


soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 


Y&MV had a large three-story hotel at the important junction of Leland. The branch to Greenville is seen curving off to the left in this interesting postcard view.

The old Y&MV depot at Leland in 1894.




1920 Y&MV track profile updated to 1939- Collection of Robert Tomb






BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 






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