Taylorsville, Mississippi

Smith County

Population: 50 in 1900

                   623 in 1910

                   604 in 1920

                   805 in 1930

                   955 in 1940

                  1116 in 1950

                  1132 in 1960

Town incorporated:  7-9-1900

Post office: 11-12-1849 to 8-24-1869

                    7-1-1873 to present

Railroads: G&SI- IC- ICG

                  

Next Town East- Gambrell

 

G&SI Milepost 130.29

(from Gulfport)

 

Next Town West- Wisner

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: Taylorsville was originally located a few miles northeast of the present location and moved to be on the new G&SI railroad then being built in 1900. The town was laid out by Wiley G. Moore in 1899 and post office moved in 1900. 

INDUSTRY -

1916 ICC Valuation Map- ICHS Collection courtesy Tom Davidson

 

 

 

IC Taylorsville depot about 1970.

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

W. D. Crout & Co., general store 1900

James S. Eaton & Bro.- general store 1876

J. S. Eaton & Bro., general store & sawmill 1900

Gambrell & Royals, general store 1900

R. L. Hankins, general store 1900

N. A. Jones & Co., dry goods & notions 1900

J. P. Myer Mercantile Co., general store 1900

James W. Pound- grocer 1876

Walker, Crott & Co., general store 1900

Joseph Wethersby, physician 1873

J. A. Windham, general store 1900

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information contact Tony Howe at tonyhowe76@yahoo.com or David S. Price at dsprice46@bellsouth.net