Issaquena County Communities


From:
Mississipi: comprising sketches of counties, towns, events, institutions, and persons, arranged in cyclopedic form
By Dunbar Rowland
Southern Historical Publishing 
Atlanta, Georgia
1907

Arcadia

Arcadia, a post-town of Issaquena county, on the Mississippi river, about 18 miles south of Mayersville, the county seat. Population in 1900, 45.

Baleshed

Baleshed, a river town of Issaquena county, three miles south of Mayersville, the county seat. It has a post office. Population in 1900, 24.

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond, a post-hamlet of Issaquena county, on the Mississippi river, opposite Lake Providence, and 10 miles south of Mayersville, the county seat. Population in 1900, 26.

Duncansby

Duncansby, a post-village of Issaquena county, on the Mississippi River, 90 miles above Vicksburg, and 5 miles above Mayersville, the county seat. Next to Mayersville, it is the largest town in the county. Grace stations, on the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R.R., is the nearest railroad point, and Rolling Fork is the nearest banking town. It has two churches and a money order post office. Population in 1900, 157.

Fitler

Fitler, a post-hamlet of Issaquena county, 12 miles south of Mayersville, the county seat. A money order post office is maintained here. Population in 1900, 55.

Grace

Grace, a village in the northeastern part of Issaquena county, about 8 miles from Mayersville, the county seat. Rolling Fork is the nearest banking town. It has a money order post office. Population in 1900, 70.

Mayersville

Mayersville, the capital of Issaquena county, is an incorporated post-town located on the Mississippi river, about 70 miles north of Vicksburg. The nearest railroad and banking point is Rolling Fork. The town was named for David Mayer, an extensive land owner in the region about Mayersville. This section was originally settled in the early forties by Ambrose Gipson, who bought a large body of land on the river in the northern portion of the county. Mayersville is an important shipping point, and the region about it produces an enormous quantity of cotton annually. It has three churches, a courthouse, and one newspaper, the Spectator, a Democratic weekly, established in 1887, edited by George Robinson. Population in 1900, 250.

Shiloh

Shiloh, a hamlet of Issaquena county, situated on the Mississippi river, about 15 miels south of Mayersville, the county seat. It has a money order post office. Population in 1900, 72.

Tallula

Tallula, a post-hamlet of Issaquena county, on the Mississippi river, 10 miles south of Mayersville, the county seat. Population in 1900, 26.

Valley Park

Valley Park, a post-hamlet and station in the southeastern part of Issaquena county, on the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R.R., about 20 miles north of Vicksburg. Population in 1900, 46.

The following are communities shown on Rand McNally World Atlas of Mississippi 
1897 :

Ben Lomond
Grace
Arcadia
Valley Park
Luxembourg
Carolina
Tallulah
Tennessee Landing
Shiloh Landing
Fitlers Point
Baleshed
Reserve Landing
Alexandria
Shipland
Hayes Landing
Ingemar
 



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