Richton, Mississippi

Perry County

Population: 600 in 1907

                    1250 in 1910

                    1368 in 1920

                    1362 in 1927

                    950 in 1930

                    956 in 1940

Town incorporated:  10-14-1905

Post office: Mar. 12, 1887 to Nov. 10, 1888

                   re-established Oct. 12, 1895 to present

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O


Next Town North- Lancaster

Milepost 80.8 before 1908

Milepost 82.1 after 1908

(from Mobile)

Next Town South- Glazier

1922 soil survey map

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

Postcard view of Richton depot in 1976.

Richton Lumber Co. office. 










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