Okolona, Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Population:  in 1900

                    in 1910

                   in 1920

Town incorporated:  3-4-1850

Post office: 3-23-1846 to present

Railroads: M&O- GM&O- ICG- Midsouth- KCS

 

                  

Next Town North- Chickasaw

 

M&O Milepost 261.43

(from Mobile, Ala.)

 

Next Town South- Egypt

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

1916 ICC Valuation Map             click map for larger version                 Tony Howe Collection

1916 ICC Valuation Map             click map for larger version                 Tony Howe Collection

1916 ICC Valuation Map             click map for larger version                 Tony Howe Collection

1916 ICC Valuation Map             click map for larger version                 Tony Howe Collection

1916 ICC Valuation Map             click map for larger version                 Tony Howe Collection

M&O depot at Okolona in 1916. 

 

Looking north at Okolona yard on January 2, 1980.

M&O 4-6-0 225 on the turntable at Okolona, MS.

 

 

A GM&O Alco S-1 at the south end of the Okolona yard on January 28, 1971.

Looking south toward South Yard at Okolona on January 2, 1980.

 

Postcard view of Okolona depot in 1968.

Concrete coaling tower at Okolona in 1916.

Okolona roundhouse in 1916.

Okolona depot in 1916.

Depot on April 2, 1969. 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

 

 

 

 

 

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