Roberts, Mississippi

Newton County

Population: 100 in 1950

Town incorporated:  

Post office: 12-20-1904 to 1-31-1951

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

 

Next Town North- Bethel

Milepost 153.0 in 1905

Milepost 153.9

Milepost 153.92 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

Next Town South- Langley

1916 soil survey map

1970 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

A post office was reportedly first built here in 1885. When the MJ&KC was built in 1905, a depot was constructed here and called Roberts for the largest family here who operated a sawmill. In 1943 the GM&O had a 60-car siding here, which was shortened to 30 cars by 1955. 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES- (per RG Dun & Co)-

J. N. Roberts- general store 1910

Sumrall & Thompson- general store 1910

 

 

 

 

 

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