Poplarville, Mississippi

Pearl River County

Population: 

Town incorporated:  3-15-1884

Post office: 12-22-1879 to present

Railroads: NO&NE- SOU- NS

                  

Next Town North- Whites

 

NO&NE Milepost 125.1

(from Meridian)

 

Next Town South- Wilco

1918 soil survey map

1958 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Poplarville was established before the railroad was built, and had a post office built in December 1879. The town was incorporated in 1884 after the New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad was completed. It became the county seat for Pearl River County when it was formed in 1890. 

INDUSTRY -

Poplarville Lumber Co.- 1890-1910

Hickson & Saunders- 1895

Poplarville Saw Mill Co.- 1910-1919

W. W. Lambert Co.- 1898-1902

 

Southern depot at Poplarville, MS circa 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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