Stratton, Mississippi

Newton County

Population: 74 in 1920

                    231 in 1930

                    127 in 1940

                    127 in 1950

Town incorporated:  5-20-1909

Post office: 2-23-1906 to 5-18-1956

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

 

Next Town North- Union

Milepost 174.1 in 1905

Milepost 175.6

Milepost 175.61 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

Next Town South- Decatur

1916 soil survey map

1966-1970 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

When the MJ&KC was built in 1905, the village of Stamper moved 2 miles to the railroad and formed the town of Stratton. At one time the W. L. Milling sawmill was located here. In 1943 the GM&O had a water tower and a 40-car siding here, but by 1955 the siding had been shortened to 17 cars. 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES- (per RG Dun & Co)-

P. T. Hunter- general store 1910

J. D. Payne- general store 1910

M. W. Stamper- general store 1910

T. M. Vance- grocery 1910

W. J. Webb- general store 1910

 

 

 

 

 

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