Picayune, Mississippi

Hancock County until 1904

Pearl River County after 1904

Population: 1910- 846

                    1920- 2479

                    1940- 3267

                    1950- 6707

Town incorporated:  9-30-1904

Post office: 1-8-1895 to present

Railroads: NO&NE- SOU- NS


Next Town North- Rosa 


NO&NE Milepost 149.0

(from Meridian)


Next Town South- Stockstill

soil survey map

1958 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Picayune first appeared in railroad timetables as a flag stop in December 1889. A post office was first established in 1895 and was originally spelled "Pickayune", and the town officially incorporated in 1904. A railroad siding 140 cars long was first shown in the 6-15-1902 employee timetable. 


Picayune Lumber Co.- 1903-1904

J. H. Stevens- 1904-1905

Alliance Lumber & Manufacturing Co.- 1905-1910

Rosa Lumber Co.- 1904-1926

Goodyear Yellow Pine Co.  - 1917-1950

Crosby Forest Products- 1950-?














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