Walnut Grove, Mississippi

Leake County

Population: 753 in 1930

                    653 in 1940

                    517 in 1950

                    433 in 1960

Town incorporated:  3-11-1884

Post office: 3-31-1854 to 1-30-1867

                    7-12-1871 to present

Railroads: J&E- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town East- Exley

 

Milepost 21.9

(from Union)

 

Next Town West- Tuscola

 

1932 soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Excellent history of Walnut Grove here

INDUSTRY -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

J. J. Ferguson- dry goods 1876

Goldin & Madden (5 mi from), general store & mill 1900

Mrs. A. M. Graham, millinery & dry goods 1900

M. S. Hardridge (near)- general store 1874-75

B. W. Johnson, general store 1900

Keenan & Estes- steam mill 1876

Kelly & McKee, drugs 1900

John G. Kelly- wagon maker 1876

D. J. Lindsey- general store 1874

E. J. Madden- dry goods 1876

Irvin Miller, dry goods & grocery 1873-74-75-76

R. L. Ratliff, general store 1873-74-75-76

Sharp & Co., (5 miles from) steam mill 1873-74-75

J. Towell & Co., merchants 1868

Henry Vivion, blacksmith 1873-74-75

John Williams & Co.- 1875

 

 

 

 

 

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