Woodland, Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Population: 155 in 1910

                    194 in 1920

Town incorporated:  1-30-1908

Post office: 5-15-1884 to present

Railroads: MJ&KC- NOM&C- GM&N- GM&O

Next Town North- Anchor


Milepost 271.9 in 1905

Milepost 273.22 on valuation map

(from Mobile)


Next Town South- Mantee

1915 soil survey map

1972 USGS topo map

HISTORY by Tony Howe: 

Woodland existed as early as 1884 when a post office was established here. The town had 3 stores by 1900. 

In 1905-06, the railroad was built through here on its way from Pontotoc to 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. ICG received permission to abandon the railroad from Woodland to Ackerman on December 14, 1981, and was officially abandoned on March 1, 1982. The remainder of the former GM&O lines in Mississippi was sold off to the newly formed Gulf & Mississippi Railroad on July 10, 1985, who abandoned the railroad from Houston to Woodland shortly afterwards. 

INDUSTRY (per Dun & Bradstreet)-

1917 ICC Valuation Map         click map for larger version               David Bridges Collection









BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

J. W. Baily, general store 1900

Mrs. M. J. Flynn, general store 1900

J. A. McArthur, general store 1900







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