West, Mississippi

Holmes County

Population:   in 1900

                     in 1910

                     in 1920

                     in 1940

                     in 1950

                     in 1960

Town incorporated:  11-3-1865

Post office:  Wheeling- 1-20-1838 to 2-29-1860

                     West Station- 3-1-1860 to 5-30-1880

                     West- 5-31-1880 to present

Railroads: Miss Central- CStL&NO- IC- ICG- IC- CN-    Grenada Ry


Next Town North- Smith's Spur


Milepost 661.05

(from Chicago, IL )


Next Town South- Hoffman


1916 Valuation map      click map for larger version     Richard Spencer Collection


soil survey map


1964 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 


Illinois Central depot at West in 1955










BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 






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