Orvisburg, Mississippi

Pearl River County

Population: 

Town incorporated:  1-15-1897

Post office: 9-13-1889 to 6-15-1927

Railroads: NO&NE- SOU- NS

                  

Next Town North- Hillsdale

 

NO&NE Milepost 120.7

(from Meridian)

 

Next Town South- Willman

1918 soil survey map

1958 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: Orvisburg was formed when the Champion Lumber Co. built a large sawmill here in 1888 and was named for Everett E. Orvis, secretary of the lumber company. A post office opened in September 1889 and was originally spelled "Orvisburgh" until it was renamed in 1892. Everett E. Orvis was first postmaster. The sawmill was sold to the Cecil Lumber Co. in 1917, and again to the Southern Lumber & Timber Co. in 1920. It finally closed in 1927, and the town died out. 

INDUSTRY -

Champion Lumber Co.- 1888-1917

Cecil Lumber Co.- 1917-1920

Southern Lumber & Timber Co.- 1920-1922

Nortac Manufacturing Co.- 1922-1924 (leased)

Southern Lumber & Timber Co.- 1924-1927

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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