Montrose, Mississippi

Jasper County

Population: 427 in 1910

                    398 in 1920

                    315 in 1930

                    278 in 1940

Town incorporated:  8-23-1904

Post office: 4-27-1846 to 1-25-1867, re-established 6-16-1871 to 4-15-1983

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

 

Next Town North- Eureka


Milepost 145.7 in 1905

Milepost 146.61 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

Next Town South- Louin

 

1907 soil survey map

1970 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Montrose was first settled in the 1830's. By 1937 Montrose had a population of 312. 

INDUSTRY -

Montrose Lumber Co.

Tallahoma Lumber Co.

Home Lumber Co.- built 1906

 

 

MJ&KC depot at Montrose, MS. Tallahatta Lumber Co.'s commissary appears on the left.

Another view of the MJ&KC Montrose depot. 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

James P. Abney- general store 1875

P. J. Abney- livery 1910

T. F. Abney & Son, general store 1900-1910-

Abney & Alexander, grist mill 1900

Abney & Knetts- gin 1910

Henry Addy, general store 1873-74-75

C. W. Alexander- general store 1910

Jacob B. Blackwell- general store 1910

A. A. Breckenridge, general store 1900

W. J. Burge, general store 1900

Mrs. S. Dawkins- general store 1910

Mrs. L. Gammage, general store 1900-1910-

H. W. & E. N. Gray- general store 1910

Home Lumber Co.- sawmill 1910 

Hull & McLaurin, general store 1900

Z. R. Ishee & Co., general store 1900

G. W. James & Sons- general store 1910

Montrose Drug Co.- retail 1910

Montrose Mercantile Co.- general store 1910

Simmons & Blackwell- general store 1910

 

 

 

 

 

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