Morton, Mississippi

Scott County

Population: 200 in 1900

                    374 in 1910

                    437 in 1920

                    934 in 1940

                    1664 in 1950

                    2260 in 1960

Town incorporated:  4-10-1861

Post office: Green Bush- 2-15-1849 to 3-28-1858               

                    Morton- 3-29-1858 to present

Railroads: Southern RR of MS- V&M- A&V- Y&MV- IC- ICG- Midsouth- KCS

 

                  

Next Town East- Gravel Pit

 

A&V Milepost 60.2

(from Meridian)

 

Next Town West- Clarksburg

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

 

A&V Depot in Morton

 

The ex-A&V depot at Morton in the 1950's.

IC depot at Morton by 1976.

BUSINESSES- (per R. G. Dun & Co.)-

H. A. Busick & Co.- dry goods & grocery 1873-74

James A. Chambers- dry goods & grocery 1873

Chambers & Stingley- dry goods & grocery 1874-75

Chambers, Stingily & Tibbs- general store 1876

T. P. Chapman- planter 1875

G. H. Cox- grocery & confections 1873

H. W. & R. L. Crook- dry goods 1873-74-75-76

John Gaddis- physician, dry goods & grocery 1873-74-75-76

Harris & Bennett- general store 1873-74-75

E. K. Jones & Co.- druggist 1875-76

E. W. Jones- druggist 1873-74

Wm. M. McGough- bar & grocery 1873

Geo. Keeton- farmer 1874-75-76

Keeton & Manar- general store 1876

Kirkland & Judson- grocery 1873-74

S. H. Kirkland- grocery 1875-76

W. L. Lowry- physician 1873

Thos. W. McCaul- general store 1873-74-75-76

Wm. M. McGough- bar & grocery 1874-75-76

McKinney, Busick & Co.- general store 1875-76

L. R. Moore- drugs 1875-76

H. H. Moore & Sons- general store 1875-76

T. F. Pettus & Bro.- dry goods & grocery 1873-74-75-76

Caleb W. Taylor & Son- dry goods & grocery 1873-74-75-76

Tibbs & Moore- general store 1874

A. Ueltschey- miller 1876

 

 

 

 

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