Sunrise, Mississippi

Shaw, Mississippi

Bolivar County

Population:   in 1900

                     in 1910

                     in 1920

                     in 1940

                     in 1950

                     in 1960

Town incorporated:  3-15-1886

Post office:  Sunrise- 6-10-1884 to 3-8-1886

                     Shaw- 5-11-1886 to present

Railroads: M&V- LNO&T- Y&MV- IC- ICG- C&G


Next Town North- Finkmount


Milepost 124.2

(from Memphis, TN)


Next Town South- Dean


soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 



1920 Y&MV track profile updated to 1939- Collection of Robert Tomb


Y&MV depot and water tank at Shaw provide high ground during one of the Delta's frequent floods.




Y&MV 4-4-0's 14 and 76 team up on a work train at Shaw, Mississippi.



BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 






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