Philadelphia, Mississippi

Neshoba County

Population: 1209 in 1910

                    1699(?) in 1920

                    2580 in 1930

                    3711 in 1940

Town incorporated:  2-15-1838

Post office: 11-1-1837 to present

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Burnside

 

Milepost 194.2 in 1905

Milepost 195.5

Milepost 195.47 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

 

Next Town South- DeWeese

 

1915 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

The MJ&KC depot at Philadelphia under construction in 1906. 

 

Philadelphia depot in March 1975.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

B. J. Barrier- dry goods 1874-75-76

M. Cook- general store 1876

H. C. Greer- 1876

R. W. Hembre & Co., general store 1900

Charles Holland- dry goods 1876

John H. King, grocery 1900

J. D. King & Co., general store 1900

R. L. Maulden, general store 1866

McCay & Welsh- confections & grocery 1876

McDonald & Saunders, general store 1873-74-75

Hugh McDonald- 1876

C. I. McKay, publisher 1900

Josiah Perry, saloon 1868

J. L. Posey, general store 1900

C. N. S. Smith & Co., grocery 1873

James Watkins- 1876

R. L. Watkins, general store 1900

J. V. Welsh & Co., general store 1900

Mrs. A. E. Williams, millinery 1900

Wilson & Cook, dry goods & drugs 1873

Jno. Wilson, general store 1866

Dr. J. C. Wilson- drugs 1876

J. C. & R. Wilson, drugs & dry goods 1868

Yates & Harper- grocers 1876

A. J. Yates & Co., general store 1900

Thos. E. Yates, grocery & western prod. 1873-74-75

W. B. Yates & Co., drugs 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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