Ripley, Mississippi

Tippah County

Population: 653 in 1900

                   767 in 1910

                   856 in 1920

                   1468 in 1930

                   2011 in 1940

Town incorporated:  5-9-1837

Post office: 12-13-1836 to present

Railroads: Ripley RR- SIR&K- G&SIG&C-  MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Howell Siding

 

Milepost 

Milepost 344.39 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

 

Next Town South- Thurmond

 

1912 soil survey map

1955 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

1930's view of Ripley depot. 

 

GM&O depot at Ripley, MS on July 26, 1964.

Ripley depot on July 26, 1964.

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

Alexander & Hunt, drugs 1873-74

W. P. Alvis, blacksmith 1900

C. Amann- shoemaker 1876

Conrad Amonus, shoes 1868

W. W. Bailey- grocery 1874

A. G. Barnett, Agent, general store 1900

Bell, Alexander & Co.- dry goods 1874-75-76

M. C. Bell, dry goods 1873

J. H. Berry & Son (9 mi from), general store 1873-74

Bostwick & Cox- general store 1874-75

Britt & Medford, general store 1900

A. Brown, dry goods 1868-73-74-75-76

J. H. Buchanan, wagon maker 1868

J. H. Buchanan- blacksmith 1875

P. F. Burns- grocery & liquors 1876

J. B. Campbell- steam saw & grist mill 1875

N. G. Carter, drugs & physician 1900

W. D. Carter, drugs 1868-73-76

W. D. & N. G. Carter- physicians 1874-75

Wm. Cheek, harness maker 1873-74

T. J. Cole & Co., general store 1900

W. R. Cole, general store 1868

W. R. Cole & Son, general store 1873-74-75-76

M. Cox, drugs 1873

William Dogan- grocer 1876

James A. Dugger, blacksmith 1900

A. G. Dunn- livery 1875-76

W. C. Falkner, dry goods 1868

W. C. Falkner- general store 1875-76

M. L. Finger, general store 1900

John F. Ford, newspaper 1873-74-75

J. F. & R. F. Ford- newspaper 1876

J. T. Formley- grocery 1875

Gadler & Strange, general store 1873-74

W. L. Giles, sawmill 1900

Guyton & Bro.- general store 1874-75

J. P. Hall, grocery 1873-74-75-76

Harris & Hines, sawmill 1873-74

J. S. Harris, grocery & planing mill 1900

Haynes & Read- grocery & confections 1874

T. F. Henderson, grocery 1900

R. J. Hill & Co., general store 1873-74

Hines & Harris- sawmill 1875

L. D. Hines & Co., general store 1900

N. B. Holt, furniture & undertaker 1900

Horis & Phyfer, furniture & undertaker 1900

Hunt & Kendrick- grocers 1876

E. N. Hunt- drugs 1875-76

Mrs. A. Johnson- millinery 1876

B. Jones, physician 1868

M. Jones (10 mi W), general store 1873

G. W. Kelly, grocery 1900

Kendrick & Ball, dry goods 1868

Kinney & Holbrook, general store 1873

J. A. Kinney, sawmill 1900

Lowry & Graham, general store 1873-74

John W. McCarley, drugs 1900

Miller & Thurmond, dry goods 1868-73-

C. P. Miller- dry goods 1874-75-76

Mrs. L. A. (J. L.) Moran, grocery 1900

G. Y. Morton, general store 1900

W. N. Morton, general store 1900

J. J. Murray & Sons- drugs 1876

John T. Murray, physician 1868

John Y. Murry & Son, drugs & physician 1875- 1900

R. B. & M. L. Nance- grocery 1875

J. A. Norris & Co., general store & hotel 1900

J. W. Norris- sawmill 1875

Samuel Joe Owen, publisher 1900

R. E. Paseur, grocery 1900

William Pearsons, saddler 1868-73-74-75-76

M. S. Phifer- wagon maker 1876

Phyfert & Shephard- wagonmakers 1874-75

J. D. Pitner, livery 1900

J. A. Plummer- photographer 1876

L. L. Plummer, musical instruments 1900

Adam Prince- tailor 1876

J. H. Proudfit, general store 1873-74-75-76

D. N. Quinn- general store 1876

J. Finch Ray, harness 1900

Washington Read, grocery & confections 1873-75-76

Rogan & Leatherwood- dry goods 1874-75-76

L. Rogan, dry goods 1868

Rogan & Hunt, dry goods 1873

B. F. Rosenstiel- dry goods 1875-76

Mrs. S. A. (W. G.) Rutledge, mill & gin 1900

Mrs. Sanford & Son, grocery 1868

R. J. Shannon, general store 1900

J. V. Sheppard- 1876

A. B. Simpson- general store 1874

W. L. Smith, general store 1900

Walter Smith & Co., general store 1900

Spight & Counsil- general store 1874

S. R. Spight- hotel 1876

A. J. Suggs & Co., general store 1873-74-75-76

W. W. Thompson- blacksmith 1875-76

R. J. Thurmond- general trader 1876

Tiger, Hall & Co.- grocers 1875-76

Tishomingo Savings Institution, bank 1900

Asa Waterhouse- shoes 1875-76

T. O. Willis- liquors 1874-75-76

Worsham & Maddox- general store 1874

B. F. & W. W. Worsham, general store 1873

John Wright, hotel 1868

Mrs. John Wright, hotel 1873-74-75

C. W. Young & Co., general store 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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