Reform, Mississippi

Choctaw County

Population: 5 in 1900

                    114 in 1910

                    69 in 1920

Town incorporated:  5-7-1907

Post office: July 10, 1888 to present

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Fant

 

Milepost 246.4 in 1905

Milepost 247.70 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

 

Next Town South- Ray

1920 soil survey map

1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Reform was first established in 1887 and had three stores by 1900. 

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.)- 

Henry F. Brock, general store 1900

J. W. Steadman (Firm), general store 1900

J. M. Wood & Co., general store 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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