West Point, Mississippi

Clay County

Population:  in 1900

                    in 1910

                   in 1920

Town incorporated:  11-20-1858

Post office: 9-22-1846 to present

Railroads: M&O- GM&O- ICG- Midsouth- KCS

CA&N- CStL&NO- IC- ICG- G&M- Midsouth- KCS

GP- Sou Ry in Miss- C&G- ICG- CAGY

                  

M&O Next Town North- Muldon

IC Next Town Northeast- Whites

C&G Next Town East- Poole's Spur

 

IC Milepost 88.82

(from Aberdeen Jct. (S. Durant)

M&O Milepost 232.45

(from Mobile, Ala.)

C&G Milepost 17.8

(from Columbus, MS)

 

M&O Next Town South- Maupins

IC Next Town Southwest- Muldrow

C&G Next Town West- Cahns

 

soil survey map

 

1964 USGS topo map

IC 1916 Valuation map      click map for larger version     Richard Spencer Collection

IC 1916 Valuation map      click map for larger version     Richard Spencer Collection

IC 1916 Valuation map      click map for larger version     Richard Spencer Collection

IC 1916 Valuation map      click map for larger version     Richard Spencer Collection

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

INDUSTRY -

West Point Hardware Co about 1915                                                                                                              Illinois Central depot at West Point

Southern Railway depot at West Point in 1915, later became Columbus & Greenville in 1923.

Columbus & Greenville depot in West Point ca 1970.

GM&O passenger depot at West Point about 1968. The freight station is in the distance.

Former IC depot at West Point just before being renovated for railroad museum.

Former IC depot in 1994.

GM&O passenger depot at West Point in March 1972.

View looking towards Illinois Central depot at West Point about 1910

M&O passenger depot at West Point, MS circa 1910. It was later replaced by a brick and stucco depot.

 

Former IC depot May 9, 1979

May 9, 1979

New ICG depot at West Point on old GM&O line on May 9, 1979. 

M&O section house at West Point in 1916

M&O water tower at West Point in 1916

M&O West Point freight house in 1916.

M&O section houses at West Point in 1916

BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

 

 

 

 

 

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