Pontotoc, Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Population: 1016 in 1900

                    1277 in 1910

                    1274 in 1920

                    2018 in 1930

                   1832 in 1940

Town incorporated:  5-2-1837

Post office: 10-14-1833 to present

Railroads: G&SI- G&C- MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- North Jct.

 

Milepost 305.1 in 1905

Milepost 306.81 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

 

Next Town South- Gray

1906 soil survey map

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

Trainload of cotton on the MJ&KC about 1907 at Pontotoc. GM&N News Photo

 

Bank of Pontotoc   GM&N News Photo

 

Pontotoc depot in 1975. 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

Alabama, Mississippi & Tennessee Telephone Co 1900

J. M. Badger (near), general store 1873-74

W. H. Baker, grocery 1900

Bank of Pontotoc, 1900

Miss L. A. Barr, millinery 1900

J. B. Baskin & Co.- livery 1876

J. M. Baskin, hotel & livery 1873-74-75

F. B. Bibby, physician 1873-74-75

E. C. Bolton- hotel 1875-76

Richard Bolton, drugs & steam mill 1873-74-75-76

E. G. Boyd, general store 1900

J. A. Braunitt, sawmill 1900

Jeff Brown- confections 1873

J. D. Brown- confectioner 1876

Calloway, Wilson & Co.- grocery 1874-75

F. A. Carr, furniture 1900

I. P. Carr, furniture 1873-74-75

I. P. Carr & Son- cabinet makers 1876

O. C. Carr, general store 1900

Wm. Castleberry, dry goods 1873-74-75

Castleburg & Bro.- general store 1876

Frank Chisholm, blacksmith 1900

A. J. Clark, general store 1900

__ Clopton, physician 1873

Dandridge & Mayo, grocery 1900

Darden & Bro. (near)- general store 1875

C. P. Dejournett, sawmill & gin 1900

T. A. Donaldson (near), general store 1900

Duke Bros.- general store 1875-76

Duke Bros. & Hood, general store 1873-74

James Gorman- gunsmith 1876

Geo. N. Eastwood, confections 1873

E. A. Edwards, grocery 1873

T. S. Edwards, general store 1900

Jas. Elliott- saloon 1875

M. R. Fontaine, physician 1873-74-75

S. M. Frierson- publisher 1874

J. H. Griffin, general store 1900

Grisham & McDonald, grocery, sawmill 1900

A. F. Herman, publisher 1900

T. F. Herron, grocery 1873-74

G. W. Jernigan (near), gin 1900

T. J. Jeter, general store 1900

J. L. Johnston, general store 1900

C. W. Joyner & Co., general store & hotel 1900

O. J. Knox, livery 1900

Knox Bros., grocery & livery 1900

L. A. Latham, hardware 1900

Geo. W. Lockhart, physician 1873-74-75

C. Lowry (near), general store 1873-74-75

Mauldin & Wilson, hardware 1900

Peter McCormack, general store 1873-74-75-76

McNeil & Brown, general store 1873-74-75-76

Merchants & Farmers Bank, 1900

W. R. Minniece, physician 1873-74-75

C. D. Mitchell & Co., drugs 1900

Moor Bros., grocery 1900

W. M. Mullen, grocery 1900

Orr & Allen- tinshop 1875

V. B. Orr, jewelry 1873-74-75-76

Chas. Paine, saloon 1873

W. R. Pegnes (?), general store 1900

A. L. Penney & Co., grocery 1900

H. B. Pitts, hotel 1900

H. H. Porter, dentist 1873-74-75-76

Powell & Fuller, general store 1900

T. J. Price, general store 1873-74-75-76

Prude & Jamison (near), grocery 1873-74

E. Rauch, general store 1900

R. L. Ray, general store 1900

W. V. Roberts, grocery 1900

T. J. Robertson- saloon 1876

T. J. Roberson, grocery 1900

Robertson & Donaldson, grocery 1873

T. J. Rogers, grocery 1873-74-76

John Rowzee, drugs 1900

J. H. Rowzie- wagon maker 1876

Dr. J. A. Salmon, general store 1900

Salmon-Wilson Commission Co., general store 1900

Salmon & Wilson, general store 1900

M. L. Shannon, jewelry 1900

W. L. Slack, pres. Baptist Female College 1873-74-75

Wm. L. Slack & Son, general store 1873-74-75-76

Jo G. Smith, general store 1900

L. Souter & Co.- millers 1876

R. H. Spencer, grocery 1900

J. G. Stegall, dry goods 1873-74

J. G. Stegall & Son (near)- dry goods 1875-76

Mrs. M. D. (F. W.) Stookey, hotel 1900

Mrs. Mary E. Thomason, notions 1900

Waldrup & Anderson, general store 1900

M. J. Walker, general store 1900

Weatheraldt? & Barrum- billiards 1875

H. H. Welch, grocery & provisions 1873-74-76

Frank Wells- saloon 1875

W. M. Wheeler, general store & millinery 1900

W. D. Whitlaw- wagon maker 1876

J. Williamson, blacksmith 1873-74-75-76

J. D. Williamson, general store 1900

R. D. Winders, general store 1900

E. T. Winston, publisher 1900

B. T. Witherspoon, Chickasaw Female Institute 1873-74-75

Wood & Ferguson, grocery 1900

James N. Wright, general store 1873-74-75-76

 

 

 

 

 

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