Mt. Olive, Mississippi

Covington County

Population: 1077 in 1910

                    778 in 1920

                    812 in 1930

                    775 in 1940

                    827 in 1950

                    841 in 1960

Town incorporated:  5-18-1900

Post office: 9-22-1858 to 5-17-1867

                   2-13-1874 to present

Railroads: G&SI- IC- ICG- IC- CN

                  

Next Town North- Saratoga

 

G&SI Milepost 108.39

(from Gulfport)

 

Next Town South- Arbo

1917 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

Mt Olive depot in 1955. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

L. A. Avera, hotel & grocery 1900

J. T. Harnes, drugs 1900

H. F. Byrd, general store 1900

J. E. Byrd, general store 1900

Geo. J. Carraway, drugs & livery 1900

Thos. A. Chain, general store 1900

Conerly-Holmes Co., general store 1900

C. F. Cox, general store 1900

Wm. E. Day, general store 1900

Eubanks & Trayton, mfg bricks 1900

M. M. Evans, general store 1900

P. Fairly- physician 1875

M. E. (Frank) Farley (?), general store 1900

Green, Parkman & Co., general store 1900

W. W. Holmes, general store 1900

Johnson-Woodward Co., general store 1900

Lowery & Byrd, general store 1900

W. T. McDonald, general store 1900

McNair & Co., general store 1868-73-75

Mount Olive Lumber Co., sawmill 1900

D. C. Parkman, general store 1900

A. J. Pitman & Sons, publishers 1900

M. D. Shepard Lumber Co., sawmill 1900

Wade & Henry, hardware 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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