“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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
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. Located on the grounds of the US-61 Mississippi Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 853 US-61, Woodville MS 39669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Barber-Wallace House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Redhead Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wax House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Little House (approx. 0.6 miles away); O'Donnell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beth Israel Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Van Eaton House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hillside (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodville.
West Feliciana Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
2. West Feliciana Railroad Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2016. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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