Mitchell, Mississippi

Richardson, Mississippi

Hancock County until 1904

Pearl River County after 1904


Town incorporated:  no

Post office: 1-15-1887 to 2-28-1922

Railroads: NO&NE- SOU- NS


Next Town North- Ozona 


NO&NE Milepost 146.7

(from Meridian)


Next Town South- Rosa


soil survey map

1958 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Mitchell was first listed in the 5-11-1884 employee timetable for the NO&NE as having a 57 car siding. The name was changed to Richardson in the 8-2-1903 timetable. It was named for the D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Co., a Louisiana operation that bought the sawmill at Richardson, Mississippi. After a succession of failed owners, the mill finally cut out in 1912. The railroad siding was extended in 1913, and was removed by 1939. 


Bailey Brothers Lumber Co.- 1904-05

Day Lumber & Manufacturing Co.- 1905-1907

D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Co.- 1907-1908

Pearl Land & Lumber Co.- 1908-1910

A. G. Little Lumber Co.- 1910-1912














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