Maxie, Mississippi
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Maxie, Mississippi
Maxie, Mississippi
Maxie, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Maxie, Mississippi
Maxie, Mississippi
Location within the state of Mississippi
Maxie, Mississippi is located in the United States
Maxie, Mississippi
Maxie, Mississippi
Maxie, Mississippi (the United States)
Coordinates: 30°58?41?N 89°11?45?W / 30.97806°N 89.19583°W / 30.97806; -89.19583Coordinates: 30°58?41?N 89°11?45?W / 30.97806°N 89.19583°W / 30.97806; -89.19583
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyForrest
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID693891[1]

Maxie is an unicorporated area in Forrest County, Mississippi. It lies within the De Soto National Forest and was a stop on the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad (G&SIRR). It had a post office from 1900 until 1967.[2] In 1964 it had a population of 125.[3] William Henry Bucklew, who became mayor of Laurel, Mississippi and published the Southern Baptist News, was born in Maxie.[4] Beaverdam Creek runs through Maxie.[5]

G&SIRR Maxie to Mendenhall loop

In the early 1900s, at the height of the timber boom in Mississippi, the G&SIRR built a loop off the main railroad line so as to connect Maxie to Mendenhall, Mississippi.[6] At that time, the town of Maxie was reported to be prosperous.[7]

Camp and Hinton Company built a rail line for forest products terminating in Maxie.[8] Operation of the line changed hands several times and varied from forest products to freight and passengers. By about 1930, the area's forests had been depleted.[9]

Once the virgin pine resource was exhausted in south Mississippi, small towns like Maxie, that depended on commerce in forest products, faded rapidly. In 2019, a church and cemetery were the only features bearing the Maxie name.

Maxie church and cemetery

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Maxie
  2. ^ Forte, Jim. "Post Offices -- Mississippi". www.postalhistory.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Mississippi Rails -- Maxie, Mississippi". www.msrailroads.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967. Univ. Press of Mississippi. 1981. ISBN 9781617034183.
  5. ^ Telis, Pamela A. (1991). Low-flow and Flow-duration Characteristics of Mississippi Streams. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.
  6. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (page 852). Southern Historical Publishing Association.
  7. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (page 726). Southern Historical Publishing Association.
  8. ^ Hoffman, Gil. "Mississippi Rails -- Camp & Hinton Co". www.msrailroads.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Commission, United States Interstate Commerce (1933). Interstate Commerce Commission Reports: Reports and Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States. L.K. Strouse.

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