Logtown, Mississippi

Hancock County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: 6-19-1884 to 9-30-1963

Railroads: H Weston Lumber Co.


Next Town North- Westonia




Next Town South- Ansley

1921 USGS topo map

1959 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Logtown was the site of several large sawmills over the years, with some dating back before the 1850's. The largest and longest lasting was the H. Weston Lumber Co. The US Government bought what was remaining at Logtown in the early 1960's, forcing the local families to leave, for construction of what became the Stennis Space Center Rocket Test Facility. 

See also: Stennis Space Center history of Logtown with many great photos here.

               Brief history of Henry Weston here


H. Weston Lumber Co.

H. Weston Lumber Co. crew in front of brick commissary building at Logtown in the 1920's. 



Tony Howe painting of H Weston log train and sawmill at Logtown in the 1920's. 

Prints available here.



This mill was situated south of the commissary at Logtown. 

Panoramic photo from the sawmill in the above photo looking north. Brick commissary building at left along river with the older H Weston sawmill beyond it. 

Panoramic photo showing the older Weston Lumber Co. sawmill looking southwest. 

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