Mathiston, Mississippi

Webster and Choctaw Counties

Population: 170 in 1900

                    576 in 1910

                    463 in 1920

                    484 in 1930

                    549 in 1940

Town incorporated:  2-24-1890

Post office: 11-20-1889 to present

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

C&G and GM&N Next Town North- Maben

 

C&G Milepost 46.78

MJ&KC Milepost 253.8 in 1905

GM&N Milepost 255.20 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

 

GM&N Next Town South- Sherwood

C&G Next Town West- Sapa

 

1912 soil survey map

1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

 

 

 

The joint C&G-GM&O depot in Mathiston was built in 1935.

C&G 701 leads an eastbound freight past the Mathiston depot after a light snowfall on January 6, 1970.

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

G. P. Clegg, general store 1900

C. C. Crow, sawmill 1900

Lawley & Son, general store 1900

Mrs. O. G. McBrayer, general store 1900

Mason Bros., general store 1900

Lee M. Moore, grocery 1900

J. E. Pierce, general store 1900

J. A. Pierce & Son, general store 1900

Dr. J. H. Stennis, drugs 1900

 

 

 

 

 

 

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