Ray, Mississippi

Choctaw County


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: none

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Reform


Milepost  in 1905

Milepost  on valuation map

(from Mobile)


Next Town South- Williams


1920 soil survey map


1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Ray was located about a mile south of Reform and was the site of a short spur built in August 1923 and removed in April 1929. There never was a town at this location. 

The railroad was completed in 1905 through Pontotoc, Houston, Ackerman and Louisville by the Gulf & Chicago Railroad, which was controlled by the Mobile Jackson & Kansas City RR until the two railroads merged on December 1, 1909 to form the New Orleans Mobile & Chicago Railroad. This railroad was reorganized on January 1, 1917 to become the Gulf Mobile & Northern Railroad.   This railroad, in turn, merged with the Mobile & Ohio on September 13, 1940 to form the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad. This railroad operated until it was merged with the Illinois Central Railroad on August 10, 1972 to form Illinois Central Gulf RR. ICG received permission to abandon the railroad from Woodland to Ackerman on December 14, 1981, and was officially abandoned on March 1, 1982. 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

1917 Valuation Map                 click map for larger version               David Bridges Collection









BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 






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