Mantee, Mississippi

Webster County

Population: 222 in 1910

                    249 in 1920

                    219 in 1930

                    241 in 1940

Town incorporated:  2-9-1900

Post office: 9-21-1895 to present

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Woodland

 

 

Milepost 270.02 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

 

Next Town South- Dancy

 

1912 soil survey map

1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

In 1905-06, the railroad was built through here on its way from Pontotoc to Houston, Ackerman and Louisville by the Gulf & Chicago Railroad, which was controlled by the Mobile Jackson & Kansas City RR until the two railroads merged on December 1, 1909 to form the New Orleans Mobile & Chicago Railroad. This railroad was reorganized on January 1, 1917 to become the Gulf Mobile & Northern Railroad.   This railroad, in turn, merged with the Mobile & Ohio on September 13, 1940 to form the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad. This railroad operated until it was merged with the Illinois Central Railroad on August 10, 1972 to form Illinois Central Gulf RR. ICG received permission to abandon the railroad from Woodland to Ackerman on December 14, 1981, and was officially abandoned on March 1, 1982. 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

 

4-1-1994

Former GM&O depot at Mantee on April 1, 1994.

4-1-1994

4-1-1994

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

England, Echols & Co., general store 1900

S. F. & R. P. Gullett, general store 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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