The Jasper County Mississippi Historical Pages

These pages are a work in progress and represent my attempts to record a blend of historical and personal reflections relating to the communities and landmarks within and near Jasper County, Mississippi. I invite your suggestions, corrections, additional information, additional photographs, and any accounts of personal experience. If you can offer any input, please contact me at the supplied address. Very little documentation is available in regards to these communities. With your help, I hope to put together a few pages that capture the flavor of life that our ancestors experienced as well as a tangible asset to be passed along to our grandchildren. Help me record our slice of American History. Thanks!

-------- Keith Eddins Wilkerson --------

Notice: I am considering the feasibility of offering the contents of this website in an 8-1/2 x 11 printed black and white book format. Cost would likely be in the $25 per copy range ~ about 300 pages +/-. If you would be interested in this option, please e-mail me. I'm not planning to invest the considerable effort to do this if there is no interest.

Contents:

Vossburg, Mississippi

The Vossburg School

Vossburg Methodist Church

Shady Grove First Baptist Church

Stafford Springs, Mississippi

The Stafford Springs Community

The Utopia Lodge & Fish Camp

Bay Springs, Mississippi

Montrose, Mississippi

Garlandsville Mississippi

Heidelberg Mississippi

The Heidelberg Mississippi Oil Boom

Heidelberg High School

Paulding Mississippi - Queen City of the East

Lake Waukaway Mississippi

Lake Bounds Mississippi

Phalti Lakes Mississippi

Rose Hill Mississippi

Pachuta Mississippi

Eucutta Mississippi

The Claiborne School

Oak Bowery School

The Jasper County Review Newspaper

The Choctaw Lands

Thomas R. McCormick - Amazing True Story by a Vossburg Native

The J. M. Kennedy Files

Davisville and Old Salem

The Lithia Spring of Vossburg

Global Position Coordinates for some Obscure Jasper Locations

The Risher Cemetery

The Hodges Cemetery

The Dizzy Dean Charcoal Plant

The WW-II Pachuta Bombing and Gunnery Range

The Saint Peter Church and Saint Peter School.


I am seeking historical information, physical locations, and any old photos for the following Jasper communities. Post offices were once located within each of these sites. Active links indicate that the physical location has been identified and will display a map. Please contact me if you can help.

Claiborne, Mississippi

Twistwood, Mississippi

Hough's Store, Mississippi

Etehomo, Mississippi

Turnerville, MIssissippi

Prairie Line, Mississippi

Roaring Creek, Mississippi

Colemana, Mississippi

Holt, Mississippi

Moss, Mississippi

Crosswell, Mississippi

Otho, Mississippi

Mabel, Mississippi

Stringer, Mississippi

Bolton, Mississippi

Acme, Mississippi

Hamlet, Mississippi

Missionary, Mississippi

Alto, Mississippi

Massengale, Mississippi

Leona, Mississippi

Viola, Mississippi

Penantly, Mississippi

Ferman, Mississippi

Vernon, Mississippi

Baxter, Mississippi

Byena, Mississippi

Addine, Mississippi

Ras, Mississippi

Hero, Mississippi

Alford, Mississippi

Vrue, Mississippi

Otoe, Mississippi

Vale, Mississippi

Louin, Mississippi

Success, Mississippi

Gridley, Mississippi

Text, Mississippi

Verba, Mississippi

Cooley, Mississippi

Wadesboro, Mississippi

Mose, Mississippi

New, Mississippi

Waldrup, Mississippi

Fouke, Mississippi

Dushau, Mississippi

Kenola, Mississippi


Off-site related links:

Some Old Jasper County Historic Sites

~**** The new Clarke County Historic Site - Now Under Construction ****~

White's Store - A site filled with rich research within Clarke County as well as the adjoining areas

Jasper County MS-GEN Web Site

Lake Waukaway

 

Please contact us if you can supply related information or photographs!

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A Little Self Advertisement

Beginning in August 2012, I am offering for sale a novel that I have published. The setting for the story is based around Jasper County and some of its history. While it is a work of fiction, many who are familiar with the area will clearly recognize the descriptions. This 338 page novel is available in print and electronic Kindle book formats at the following links.

 

 

 

Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008TI4L96

Printed Version: https://www.createspace.com/3938214

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Thanks for your interest!

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