Towns

(alphabetical)

Below are links to individual pages on each town in Mississippi that was located on a railroad. The idea behind these pages was inspired by James Brieger's book, "Hometown Mississippi" published many years ago. While Brieger's book is an excellent and much-needed reference, information available at the time (1980) was limited when it came to railroad and industrial history. Since then, much research has been done by many individuals in these two areas, and much more remains to be done. These pages are a way to expand on Brieger's research and hopefully others will contribute to them to make the story of Mississippi's small towns more complete, accurate, and interesting. While the focus will be railroad and industrial development, I will try to provide at least a brief history of each location and include any and all old photographs we can come up with to illustrate each location, as well as recent photographs of what remains (or sadly what doesn't remain) of each town. Due to the enormity of the project, I will focus more on the smaller towns, as such an in-depth study of larger cities such as Jackson or Meridian would be almost overwhelming for one person. I will still try to cover the railroad and industrial history of these larger towns, as well. Many sources were used in the research. Dun & Bradstreet (and predecessor R. G. Dun & Co.) Mercantile listings kindly provided by Rev. John Sharp provide an invaluable look at every business and industry in each town in the state for each year. These were published every month. We have at least one for every year from 1868 to 1928, and will slowly add this info to each page. It will take a while, as it is a very time-consuming process. Additional courthouse research will be necessary to verify these listings and perhaps provide exact locations and additional information. Certain benchmarks in a towns growth, such as when a post office was operated and when a town was incorporated will be used.  ICC valuation maps, railroad blueprints, railroad timetables, courthouse records, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, soil survey maps, and USGS topographic maps will be used extensively. These maps will also be used to create Google Earth overlays to illustrate the changes in each town over the years and provide a frame of reference in the current landscape to accurately locate where things used to be. Hopefully those of you with old photographs, postcards and stories will provide much-needed help along the way (please!!). 

 

Abbeville

Abel

Aberdeen

Aberdeen Jct.

Acker

Ackerman

Adams (Amite Co.)

Adams (Hinds Co.)

Adban

Addie

Airport

Alberta

Alberts

Albertson

Albin

Albino

Aldens

Aldridge

Alene

Alexander

Algoma

Alice

Allen

Allenton

Alligator

Amory

Anchor

Anchorage

Anding

Anguilla

Ansley

Anthony

Aponaug

Appeal

Arbo

Arcola

Arjay

Arm

Armistead

Arnold

Arterby

Artesia

Arthur

Arundel

Ash

Ashwood

Askew

Asylum

Auswell

Auter

Avalon

Avant

Avent

Avera

Avon

Babin

Baird

Baird's Spur

Baldwyn

Ballston

Baltzer

Banks

Barbee

Barksdale

Barnett

Barney Spur

Barrow

Basic

Bassfield

Batesville

Battles

Baugh

Baxterville

Bay Springs

Bay St. Louis

Bayland

Bayou Bernard

Bear Creek

Beatrice

Beatty

Beaumont

Beauregard

Beauvoir

Beaver Dam

Becker

Bee Lake

Beech

Beechwood

Belden

Bell Yard

Bellew

Bellewood

Belmont

Belpine

Belzoni

Benmore

Benoit

Bentonia

Berclair

Bernard

Berrigan

Bessie

Bethea

Bethel

Beulah

Bew Springs

Bexley

Bigbee

Biggs

Bilbo

Biloxi

Binders

Binford

Birch

Bird

Black Bayou (Y&MV)

Black Bayou (C&G)

Black Bayou Jct.

Black Creek

Blackburn

Blaine

Blakely

Blanche

Bland

Blanton

Blanton's Gap

Blodgett

Blue Lake

Blue Mountain

Blue Springs

Boatmans

Bobo

Bogue Chitto

Boice

Bolton

Bond

Bonhomie

Boone (Coahoma Co.)

Boones

Booneville

Booth

Boswell

Bothwell

Bourbon

Bovina

Bowdre

Bowie

Bowles

Boyette

Boyle

Bradley

Brady

Brady (Lawrence Co.)

Brandon

Brasfield

Braxton

Brazil

Breland

Bright

Broach

Brookhaven

Brooklyn

Brooksville

Broome

Brownfield

Browning

Brownlee's

Brown's Camp

Bruce Jct.

Brushy

Bryant

Buckatunna

Buckner

Bude

Bugh

Bullard

Bunker Hill

Burdett

Burgess

Burnside

Burnsville

Busey's

Bush

Butler (Amite Co.)

Butlers

Buxton

Byhalia

Byng

Bynum

Byram

Byrd

Caddilac Spur

Cahns

Caile

Calco

California

Cameta

Camp Shelby

Campbell (Lawrence Co.)

Campbell (Tippah Co.)

Canady

Cannonsburg

Canton

Cantwell

Capitol Yard

Cardill

Carlisle

Carlos

Carmich

Carmichael

Carnes

Carpenter

Carr

Carriere

Carroll

Carrollton

Carson (Jefferson Davis Co)

Carson (Rankin Co)

Carter

Cary

Case

Cassel

Castleman

Cato

CD Siding

Cedar Bluff

Cedar Hill Switch

Cedars

Celco

Central Jct.

Centreville

Chamberlain

Chambers

Champion Hill

Chancy

Chapin

Charleston

Cheraw

Cherry

Chickasaw

Choctaw

Christmas

Chunky

Clack

Clark

Claiborne

Claremont

Clark

Clarksburg

Clarksdale

Clayton

Clermont Harbor

Cleveland

Clifford

Clinton

Clisby

Clover Hill

Clyde

Coahoma

Coal Oil Corner

Coaler

Coats

Cobbs

Cockrells

Coffeeville

Colby

Cold Springs

Coldwater

Coles (Adams Co.)

Coles (Amite Co.)

Colgreen

College Hill

Collins

Colsub

Columbia

Columbus

Comeby

Como

Concord

Condron

Connelly

Conners Mill

Cooke's

Cooks

Cooley

Copiah

Copiah Pit

Copp

Coral

Corinth

Corley

Cotton Plant

Cottondale

Counts

Courtland

Cowan

Cowart

Cox

Craig's Spur

Craigside

Crandall Switch

Cranfield

Crawford

Crenfree

Crenshaw

Cressona

Crooked Creek Spur

Crosby (Amite-Wilkinson Co.)

Crosby (Scott Co)

Crotts

Cruger

Crupp

Crystal Springs

Cude

Cumberland

Cynthia

Dahomey

Dancy

Dane

Danforth

Daniels

Dantzler

Darling

Darnell

Darr

Davenport

Davis 

Davis (Franklin Co.)

Davis (Lowndes Co.)

Davis Mills

Dean

Deane Spur

Decatur

Deemer

Deeson

Deffenbough's Gin

Delaney

Delta City

Denco

Dennis

Denton

Derby

Derby (Lincoln Co.)

DeSoto

DeWeese

Dickerson

Distall

Ditchley 

Dixie

Dixon

D'Lo

Dobson

Dockery

Doddsville

Dolan

Donley

Donohoe

Donovan

Dooley

Doolittle

Doris

Dorsey

Doubling Spur

Dragon

Draughn

Drew

Dubard

Dublin

Duck Hill

Duke

Dulweber

Duncan

Duncan's Crossing

Dundee

Dunkirk

Dunleith

Durant

Durham

Dwyer

Eagle Nest

Earnest

East Aberdeen

Eastabutchie

Eastland

Eaton

Ecru

Eddiceton

Eden

Edgewater Park

Edwards

Effie

Egremont

Egypt

Elder (Adams Co.)

Elder (Forrest Co.)

Eldridge

Electric Mills

Elizabeth

Ellabee

Ellington

Elliott

Elliott (Montgomery Co.)

Ellisville

Ellisville Jct

Elton

Enid

Enoch

Enondale

Enterprise

Epley

Epps

Erata

Eret

Erots

Erwin

Eskridge

Essex

Estes

Estill

Estlin

Ethel

Eupora

Eureka

Eurie

Evanston

Evansville

Ewings

Exley

Fairchilds

Falcon

Falkner

Fannie May

Fannin

Fanning

Fant

Farber

Farrell

Fay

Fayette

Federal

Fentress

Fenwick

Fernwood

Fewell

Findlay

Finkmount

Fisher

Fitch

Fitzhugh

Flautt

Fleming

Flint

Flora

Florence

Floweree

Flynn

Foley

Foltz

Fontainebleau

Foote

Forest

Forreston

Fort Loring

Fortenberry

Foster

Fox

Foxworth

Francis

Franklin

Freight Yard

Friars Point

Fridge

Fruitland Park

Fulcher

Gaines

Gale

Galen

Gallman

Galloway

Gambrell

Gandsi

Garden City

Gardner Spur

Garner

Garraway Siding

Gasquet

Gatesville

Gattman

Gautier

Gearhart

Geneva

George

George (Yazoo Co.)

Georgetown

Gershorm

Gibbons

Gibson

Gilford

Gill

Gilton

Gitano

Glade

Gladys (Attala Co.)

Gladys

Glass

Glazier

Glen Allen

Glendale

Glendora

Glenfield

Glens

Glenwild

Gloster

Glover

Gluckstadt

Golden

Goldfield

Good Hope

Goodman

Goodwin

Gordon

Goshen Springs

Goss

Gowdey

Grace

Grady

Grafton

Graham

Grange

Gravel Pit (Rankin Co)

Gravel Pit (Scott Co.)

Gravel Siding

Gray

Green Grove

Green River Spur

Greenfield

Greens Crossing

Greenville

Greenwood

Greenwood Springs

Grenada

Grenada Jct.

Griffin

Griffith

Grossner

Guess

Gulde

Gulf Yard

Gulfport

Gum Ridge

Gunnison

Gunter

Guntown

Gurlie

Guy

Gwin

Hadley

Hailey

Haley

Halstead

Halston

Hamburg

Hamilton

Hamlet

Hamlin

Hampton

Hands

Haney

Hanford

Hannah

Harbin

Hard Cash

Hardee

Hardy

Harlow

Harmon

Harmonica

Harriett

Harriston

Hart

Hartman

Hartzog

Haserway

Hatcher

Hathorn

Hatten

Hattiesburg

Hawkes

Hazlehurst

Heads

Heathman

Heidelberg

Helbo

Helm

Hemlock

Henderson

Hendersons Point

Hendrick

Hendrix

Henry

Hercules

Hermanville

Hernando

Herring Spur

Herringburg

Hickory

Hickory Flat

Higgins

High Point

Hight

Hilandale

Hilda

Hillhouse

Hillsdale

Hinchcliff

Hinds

Hines

Hines Jct.

Hintonville

Hiram

Hitt

Hiwannee

Hobo Switch

Hobson Crossing

Hoffman

Hogan

Holcomb

Holcomb Spur

Holcut

Hollandale

Holly Bluff

Holly Knowe

Holly Ridge

Holly Springs

Hollywood

Holmes Spur

Holts

Home Park

Hooker

Hopewell

Hopson's Spur

Horn Lake

Horseshoe

Houlka

Houston

Houston's Spur

Hovey

Howard

Howard Sand Pit

Howell (Rankin Co)

Howell Siding

Howie

Howison

Howze

Hoy

Hub

Hubbard

Hudsonville

Hugo

Huntington

Hunts

Hushpuckena

Hydro

Igo

Inda

Indian Springs

Indianola

Inez

Ingleside

Ingomar

Inlow Spur

Insmore

Interstate Spur

Inverness

Inwood

Iola

Irving

Isabelle

Isenberg

Isola

Issaquena

Itta Bena

Iuka

Jackson

Jaketown

James

Jamestown

Jaquith

Jeff

Jeffreys

Jobes

Johnsonville

Johnston

Johnsville

Jones Crossing

Jonestown

Judge

Kalem

Katzenmeyer

Keefe

Keirn

Kelso

Kenney

Kerg's Jct.

Kerg's Mill

Kern

Key's Mill

Kidder

Kilgore

Kilmichael

Kimball Lake

Kimberly

Kings

Kinnaird

Kinney

Kirby

Kitchener

Kittrell

Klines

Knoxville

Koch

Kola

Kolola Springs

Kosciusko

Kreole

K&SE Jct.

Lacey

Lackey

Lake

Lake Cormorant

Lake Henry

Lake Vista

Lakeland

Lakeshore

Lakeview

Lamar

Lambert

Lamkin

Lamont

Lampton

Lancaster

Landon

Langfords

Langley

Lanham

Larkin

LaRow

Lauderdale

Laughlin

Laurel

Lawless

Lawrence

Leaf

Learned

Leedy

Leesburg

Leesdale

Leflore

Leland

Lena

Lessers

LeTourneau

Lexington

Lime Plant

Limestone

Lincoln

Lintonia

Little Creek

Little River

Little Sunflower River

Lobdell

Loch Lomond

Lockhart

Loftin (Scott Co.) 

Log Spur

Lokey

Lolly

Lombardy

Long Beach

Long Lake

Long's Switch

Longstreet

Longview

Longwood

Lorenzen

Lorman

Lost Gap

Lost Lake

Louin 

Louise

Louisville

Love

Lovelace

Low

Lowery

Lucas

Lucedale

Lucien

Luckney

Ludlow

Lula

Lumberton

Lux

Lyman

Lyon

Maben

Macel

Macon

Madison

Magee

Magenta

Magnolia

Mahon

Major

Malay

Malmaison

Malone

Malvina

Mammoth Springs

Mango

Mangrum

Mantee

Maple

Marathon

Marguerite

Marienette

Marion

Markham

Marks

Markwald

Marsh

Martinsville

Mary

Marye

Matagorda

Mathiston

Matthews Crossing

Mattingly

Mattoon

Mattson

Maud

Maupins

Maxie

Maybank

Mayfield

Mayhew

McAdams

McCaleb

McCalls

McCarley

McComb

McCool

McCoy Spur

McCutcheon

McDonald

McGees

McGehee

McGrath

McHenry

McKays

McKenzie

McLain

McLaurin

McLean

McMillan (Winston Co.)

McMillan (Holmes Co.)

McNair

McNeill

McPherson

McRaven

Meadville

Means

Meehan Jct

Mehr

Melba

Melrose

Melton

Memphis Jct.

Mendenhall

Mendum

Menge Ave.

Meridian

Merigold

Merit

Merrill

Metcalfe

Mhoons Valley

Michigan City

Midnight

Midway

Mikoma

Mildred

Mileston

Military Park

Millard

Miller

Miller (DeSoto Co.)

Millview

Milroy

Milroy (Sunflower Co.)

Mineral Wells

Minot

Minter City

Minter City Jct.

Misco

Mish

Missala

Mississippi City

Mitchell

Mitchener

Mize

Monarch

Moncure

Money

Monroe

Mont Helena

Montgomery

Monticello

Montjoy

Montrose

Moon

Moore

Moores Spring

Moorhead

Moreton

Morfalco

Morgan

Morgan City

Morgantown

Morris

Morris Spur

Morton

Moscos

Moselle

Moss

Moss (Lowndes Co.)

Moss Spur

Mound Bayou

Moundland

Mossville

Mt Olive

Muldon

Muldrow

Mulligan

Mullins Spur

Munson's Crossing

Murdock's Crossing

Murry

Muskegon

Myles

Myrtle

Napanee

Narkeeta

Nason

Natchez

Natcole

National Cemetery

Neely

Neil

Neila

Nelson

Nemway

Nesbit

Nesbit's Mill

Neshoba

Nettleton

Neville

New Albany

New Hebron

Newco

Newman (Sharkey Co)

Newmans

Newsom

Newton

Neyland

Nicholson

Nicholson Ave.

Nida

Niles

Nitta Yuma

Nixon Spur

Noble

Nogan

Norfield

Norman

Norrell

Nortac

North Jct.

Norton

Norway

Noxapater

Nugent

Oak Street

Oakland

Oaklawn

Oakley

Oakvale

Ocean Springs

Okahola

Okatibbee

Okolona

Oldham

Olive Branch

Oliverfried

Olliphants

Oma

Omar

Onward

Ora

Orange

Orange Grove

O'Reilly

Orvisburg

Osborn

Osyka

Otoe

Overby

Ovett

Owens Wells

Oxford

Oyer

Ozona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pace

Pachuta

Paden

Paducah

Palmers Crossing

Panther Burn

Parchman

Parker (Adams Co.)

Parsons

Pascagoula

Pass Christian

Pates

Patosi

Patrick

Pattison

Pearson

Pecan

Peck

Pelahatchie

Pellez

Penns

Pentecost

Penton

Percy

Perkins

Perkinston

Perry

Perrytown

Perthshire

Petal

Peteet

Petty Spur

Pheba

Philadelphia

Philipp

Phillips Bayou

Phillips (Lincoln Co.)

Piave

Picayune

Pickens

Pickering

Pickwick

Pillows

Pin Oak Jct.

Pinebur

Pinola

Piotona

Pit

Pittman

Plain

Plantation

Plantersville

Pleasant

Plummer

Pocahontas

Point

Pollock

Pontotoc

Pooles Spur

Pope

Poplarville

Port Gibson

Porterville

Potts Camp

Powell

Powell (Coahoma Co.)

Prairie

Prentiss

Pritchard

Pullen

Purnell

Purvis

Quattlebaum

Quay

Quentin

Quincy

Quitman

Quito

Rafn

Ragin

Ragland (Newton Co)

Rainbow

Ralston

Rankin

Rankin Quarry

Ransom

Rawles

Rawls Springs

Raworth

Ray

Raymond

Rea

Reba

Red Banks

Red Lick

Red Top

Redwood

Reeds

Reese

Reform

Rembert

Rena Lara

Renova

Renshaw

Rex

Rexburg

Rhodes

Rials

Rice Hill

Rich

Richardson (Lawrence Co.)

Richardson (Pearl River Co.)

Richburg

Richey

Richton

Ridgeland

Rienzi

Ripley

Rising Sun

Riverdale

Riverside

Riverside Jct.

Rixes

Rixwood

Roberts

Robinson Jct.

Robinsonville

Robinwood

Rock

Rockport

Roland

Rolling Fork

Rome

Rosa

Roseacres

Rosedale

Rosella

Rosemary

Rosetta

Rosine

Ross (Winston Co.)

Ross (Grenada Co.)

Roth

Round Lake

Roundaway

Rouse

Roxie

Royce

Ruby

Rucks

Rudyard

Ruleville

Runnymede

Ruslor Jct.

Russe

Russells (Scott Co.)

Russum

Sallis

Saltillo

Sanatorium

Sand Pit

Sanders

Sandersville

Sandifer

Sandy Ridge

Sandy Hook

Sanford

Sapa

Sarah

Saratoga

Sardis

Sartin

Saucier

Savage

Savoy

Sawyer

Saxon

Schlater

Schulte

Scobey

Scoggins

Scooba

Scott

Seashore Campgrounds

Seays

Sebastopol

Seitz

Seitz Mill

Selma

Seminary

Senatobia

Seneca

Service

Session

Shackleford

Shannon

Shari

Shaw

Shelby

Shepherd

Sheppardtown

Sherard

Sherman

Sherwood

Shipman

Shivers

Shoenberg

Shops

Shows Field

Shubuta

Shuqualak

Sibleyton

Sidon

Silver City

Silver Creek

Sims

Sisloff

Skene

Skinners

Sledge

Sledgeville

Sloan

Smalco

Smedes

Smiths (Hinds Co.)

Smith's Mill

Smith's Spur

Smyley

Sohio

Somerville

Sontag

Soso

Souer

South Leland

South McComb

South Yard

Southaven

Southern

Spanish Fort

Spencer

Spraggins

Spraggins (Marshall Co.)

Springdale

Sproles

Spruce

Stallo

Stampley

Stanton

Star

Starkville

State Farm Spur

State Levee

State Line

Statham

St Catherine

Steadman

Steele

St. Elmo

Stephens

Stephens (Clay Co.)

Stepp Spur

Stevens (Jasper Co.)

Stevens (Pike Co.)

Stevenson

Stewart

Stockstill

Stoner

Stoneville

Stonewall

Stonington

Stout

Stovall

Stover

Strange Spur

Stratton

Stringer

Strong

Stuckey

Sturdivant

Sturgis

Sucarnochee

Summerland

Summit

Sumner

Sumrall

Sumrall's Switch

Sunday

Sunflower

Sunnywild

Swan Lake

Sweetwater

Swiftown

Swiftwater

Symonds

Syre

Talawah

Talla

Tallahala

Tallahatchie

Tallahoma

Tamola

Tandy

Tate

Tatum

Tawanta

Taylor

Taylorsville

Tchula

Ten Mile

Terry

Terrys Spur

Thayer

Thelma

Thomas Spur

Thompson

Thompson's Spur

Thornton

Thrashers

Thurmond

Thweatt

Tibbee

Tie Plant

Tillatoba

Tillman

Tilton

Tinsley

Tiplersville

Tippo

Tishomingo

Tollison

Tomnolen

Topton

Torrance

Tougaloo

Tours

Townes

Townes Switch

Tracey

Trail Lake

Tribbett

Trotters Pont

Troup

Tuckers

Tudor

Tunica

Tupelo

Turnbull

Turpin

Tuscan

Tuscola

Tutwiler

Twin

Twin Lake

Tyler

Tyre

Union

Updike

Urbo

Utica

Utica Institute

Vaiden

Valley

Valley Hill

Valley Park

Van Winkle

Vance

Varnado

Vaughan

Velma

Verona

Vestals

Veterans' Hospital

Vicksburg

Victor

Victoria

Villa Ridge

Vossburg

Vulcan

Waddell

Wade Spur

Wade

Wahalak

Waites

Wakeland

Walden

Walker

Walker's Pit

Waller

Wallerville

Wallfield

Walls

Walnut

Walnut Grove

Walsh

Walters

Walton

Wanilla

Wardwell

Warmack

Warrenton

Warsaw

Washington

Water Valley

Water Valley Jct.

Waterford

Waters

Watsonia

Watsons

Watts

Wautbbbee

Waveland

Waverly

Waxhaw

Way

Waynesboro

Wayside

Weatherford

Weathersby

Webb

Webster

Weems

Weir

Weis

Welch

Wells (Lamar Co.)

Wells (Rankin Co.) 

Wenasoga

Wentworth

Wesson

West

West Hill

West Jackson

West King Jct.

West Point

Westfield

Whaley

Wheats (Franklin Co.)

Wheelers

Wheelers (DeSoto Co.)

Whitbury

White Apple

White Bluff

White City

White Harbor

White Pond

Whitehead

Whites

Whites (Clay Co.)

Whitesand

Whitetown

Whitney

Whittaker

Wiborg

Wicker

Wiggins

Wilco

Wilczinski

Wildwood

Williams 

Williams (Lawrence Co.)

Williams (Lincoln Co.)

Willis

Willman

Wilmot

Wilson

Wilsons (Pike Co.)

Winchester

Windom

Windy

Winona

Winterville

Wise Gap

Wisner

Wolf's Mill

Wood

Woodland

Woodmen Springs

Woodville

Woodwards

Woolam (Marion Co.)

Woolam (Lawrence Co.)

Woolworth

Wortham

Worthington

Worthy

Wright

Wyandotte

Wyatt

Wyoming

Yalobusha

Yarbrough

Yazoo City

Yazoo Gravel

Yazoo Jct.

Yazoo Pass

Yeaton

Yerger

Yokena

Yokona

Youngs

Zelleria

Zetus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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