Brushy, Mississippi

Shipman, Mississippi

Jackson County until 1910

George County after 1910

Population: 400 in 1907

Town incorporated:  no

Post Office: Brushy- Jan. 29, 1896 to June 24, 1906

                   Shipman- June 25, 1906 to Aug. 31, 1941

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

 

Nest Town North- Donavan

Milepost 30.7 before 1909

Milepost 31.9 after 1909

(from Mobile)

Next Town South- Latonia

1922 soil survey map

HISTORY by Tony Howe:

Brushy was established as a station on the Mobile Jackson & Kansas City Railroad. A large sawmill was operated here by the D. C. Bacon Co., later Interstate Lumber Co. The town was renamed to Shipman in 1907. 

 

 

Rare postcard view of the Shipman depot and water tank.   John Sharp Collection

 

Businesses according to R G Dun & Co:

Brushy Commercial Co.- general store 1907

Climax Turpentine Co.- 1907

Dean & Ward- sawmill 1907

Jos. Grisham, turpentine 1900

Interstate Lumber Co.- sawmill 1907

Mallett & McCreary, naval stores 1900

J. C. Prine (near)- turpentine 1907

J. T. Pringle Co.- general store 1907

M. R. Roberts- turpentine & general store 1907

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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