“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Woodville in Wilkinson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

West Feliciana Railroad

West Feliciana Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
1. West Feliciana Railroad Marker
Inscription. The West Feliciana Railroad line was built in this area between 1828 and 1842 to haul cotton from Woodville to the Bayou Sara Landing on the Mississippi River. The West Feliciana Railroad was the first line chartered in Mississippi, in 1831, and the fifth in the United States. It was the first standard-gauge railroad in the South.

The West Feliciana Railroad was purchased by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1892 and abandoned in 1978.
Erected 2011 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 31° 5.485′ N, 91° 17.614′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Mississippi, in Wilkinson County. Marker is on U.S. 61 south of Jackson Louisiana Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the grounds of the US-61 Mississippi Welcome Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 853 US-61, Woodville MS 39669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beth Israel Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carnot Posey Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Woodville Republican (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Grant Still
West Feliciana Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
2. West Feliciana Railroad Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Woodville Blues (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Adams (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wilkinson County War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodville.
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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