Major, Mississippi

Lamar County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: no

Railroads: P&LR- MSC- ICG

Next Town East- Epley


Milepost 14.8 after 1927

(from Hattiesburg)


Next Town West- Coral

Map by Tony Howe


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Major was the name given by the Mississippi Central Railroad to the location of the Major-Sowers Saw Mill Co. It was about a half mile west of the original Epley depot, but most of the town eventually moved closer to the sawmill. The mainline of the Mississippi Central was rebuilt to straighten curves and ease grades near Epley in 1915. The depot was moved to a point just northwest of the sawmill at that time. The section of the old mainline was removed east of the Major-Sowers Saw Mill Co. at that time, as well, but all spurs to the mill remained in place until the closing of the mill in the mid-1920's. 

INDUSTRY- Major-Sowers Saw Mill Co.














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