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Rankin County Mississippi

Richmond66 The old town of Richmond was situated on the east side of Pearl River, about five miles from Jackson. At the time of its greatest prosperity the population of Richmond was about three hundred. Some of the most prominent citizens of this place were: John Long, merchant; Henry White, blacksmith; James Howard, blacksmith; William Howard, a ginner and miller; and Simpson Cooper.

A slope in the river bank, still visible at this place, is supposed to be the place where boats once landed. The remains of an old tar-kiln and of a few chimneys are also left to indicate the site of this once prosperous town. Most of the site, however, is now in cultivation.

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Footnotes:
66. This sketch is based upon information derived from Mr. J. H. Neely, of Plain, Mississippi.

Source: The Mississippi Historical Commission Publications, Volume V, Edited by Franklin L. Riley,
Secretary, 1902.

 

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