Tollison, Mississippi

Choctaw County

Population: 

Town incorporated:  no

Post office: no

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Ackerman

 

Milepost 234.15 on valuation map

(from Mobile)

 

Next Town South- Irving

1920 soil survey map

1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Tollison was established as a station on the newly-completed railroad about 1904. It was named for Marion F Tollison, a local landowner. 

The railroad was completed in 1904-05 through Pontotoc, Houston, Ackerman and Louisville by the Gulf & Chicago Railroad, which was controlled by the Mobile Jackson & Kansas City RR until the two railroads merged on December 1, 1909 to form the New Orleans Mobile & Chicago Railroad. This railroad was reorganized on January 1, 1917 to become the Gulf Mobile & Northern Railroad.   This railroad, in turn, merged with the Mobile & Ohio on September 13, 1940 to form the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad. This railroad operated until it was merged with the Illinois Central Railroad on August 10, 1972 to form Illinois Central Gulf RR. The remainder of the former GM&O lines in Mississippi was sold off by ICG to the newly formed Gulf & Mississippi Railroad on July 10, 1985. Gulf & Mississippi RR was bought by Midsouth Rail on April 14, 1988, which was then bought by Kansas City Southern RR in 1994. KCS continues to operate the line between Ackerman and Newton today. 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

1917 Valuation Map                 click map for larger version               David Bridges Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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