Newton, Mississippi

Newton County

Population: 537 in 1900

                    1878 in 1910

                    1604 in 1920

                    2011 in 1930

                    1800 in 1940

Town incorporated:  10-30-1866

Post office: 12-5-1860 as Newton Depot,

                     renamed to Newton 2-25-1870

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

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

 

GM&N Next Town North- Doolittle

A&V Next Town East- Thomas Spur

 

A&V Milepost 30.7

(from Meridian)

GM&N Milepost 160.9 in 1905

Milepost 161.9

(from Mobile)

 

A&V Next Town West- Bland

GM&N Next Town South- Bethel

1916 soil survey map

1966 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

 

Newton Cotton Oil Co. before 1910.

Former GM&O depot at Newton in May 1979. 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

A. Arky & Co., general store 1900

Mrs. Ella L. Armstead, millinery 1900

Bancum & Abney, general store 1900

Bank of Newton, 1900

R. K. Battle, drugs 1873-74-75

G. W. Beatty- millinery 1875

G. W. Beatty, general store 1900

J. L. Bell, jewelry 1900

S. P. Bingham, general store 1900

A. J. Brown- general store 1874-75-76

A. J. Brown, hotel 1900

E. & A. Brown, dry goods & grocery 1868

Brown Elias & Co., dry goods & grocery 1873

D. G. Burnett, general store 1900

Burns & Knot- tinware 1874

C. A. Burns- tinware 1875

J. E. Cartledge & Co.- general store 1874

W. H. Chambliss & Son, general store 1900

_ Clark, dry goods 1868

Clark, Dansby & Co., dry goods 1873-74

Clark & Russell, general store 1873-74-75

Clark & Thompson- dry goods 1875-76

J. J. Crane- drugs 1875-76

J. P. Dansby- general store 1875-76

J. S. Davidson, ret. drugs 1900

Dear Bros., general store 1900

Doolittle Bros., general store 1900

John H. Gray, farmer 1873-74

Guthrie House, hotel 1900

Guthrie & Liles, general store 1873

J. W. Guthrie- hotel 1874-75

J. F. Harris- farmer 1875

R. H. Henry, publisher 1873-74-75

M. J. L. Hoye's Sons, general store 1900

J. R. Johnson- restaurant 1874

Robert M Johnson, grocery 1873-74-75-76

R. M. Johnson, general store 1900

Robert Johnson, general store 1866-68

Thomas H. Johnson- general store 1876

J. C. McElroy, hotel & physician 1873-74-75

R. M. McElroy- drugs 1876

S. M. McElroy, grocery & confections 1900

McMullan & Bolton, general store 1900

J. Moore & Co., dry goods & grocery 1868

Newton Drug Co., 1900

Newton Hardware Co., 1900

Newton Milling & Ginning Co., sawmill & gin 1900

R. L. Norman, saddlery & harness 1900

Thos. H. Pace- farmer 1875

W. A. Pettus- saloon 1875-76

Raw & McClinton, general store 1900

Richardson & Co., general store 1873-74-75-76

W. B. Richardson, general store 1900

Robb & Hobbs- printers 1876

Scanlan & Scott, dry goods & grocery 1873-74-75-76

J. N. Shofner, general store 1873-74-75-76

W. C. Thompson, publisher 1900

C. E. Thrash, general store 1900

T. C. Viverett & Bro., general store 1900

Walker & Hoye, livery stable 1900

R. G. Walton, grocery 1900

Marine W. Watkins, dry goods & grocery 1868-73-74-75-76

Watts & Nemmock, general store 1868

Jared Watts, hotel 1873

R. D. Williams, hotel 1900

M. Williams, drugs & grocery 1900

Williamson & Gibbs, dry goods & grocery 1873

 

 

 

 

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