Ovett, Mississippi

Jones County

Population: 383 in 1910

                    570 in 1920

                    570 in 1927

                    376 in 1930

                    467 in 1940

Town incorporated:  April 22, 1904, raised to town May 27, 1907

Post office: established July 26, 1900 to present

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

 

Next Town North- Fox

Milepost 92.6 before 1908

Milepost 94.0 after 1908

(from Mobile)

Next Town South- Blodgett

1915 soil survey map

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe:

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

Downtown Ovett on Sept. 9, 1946. 

 Looking north at Ovett on October 2, 1982, shortly before the tracks were removed. 

 

 

Looking south at Ovett on October 2, 1982. House track on left ran behind the depot, which had been located in the distant center many years before. 

 

 

BUSINESSES- (per RG Dun & Co)-

J. J. Bradford- general store 1910

J. H. Crowder & Son- blacksmiths 1910

Abraham Dennis- general store 1910

N. T. Evans- general store 1910

M. M. Hull- general store 1910

W. A. Jones- confections 1910

Ovett Land & Lumber Co.- 1910

Ovett Mercantile Co.- general store 1910

Ovett Pharmacy- drugs 1910

Portman-Randall Lumber Co.- 1910

W. B. Robertson- general store 1910

Spring Branch Lumber Co.- 1910

M. L. Taylor- grocery 1910

W. B. Wimberly- grocery & restaurant 1910 

 

 

 

 

 

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