Georgetown: A Mississippi Ghost Town

On the way back to Memphis I passed through Georgetown, Mississippi, a town which is largely abandoned, although people still seem to live there. Although I could find nothing about the town’s history, certain clues suggest that it was an early 20th-century company town, notably the divided boulevard called Railroad Avenue, as well as the perfect street grid which is not common in Mississippi. Finally, there is a railroad engine at the highway crossroads surrounded by an iron fence and bearing the name of a gravel company. Perhaps Georgetown was the company town and headquarters for the gravel company. At any rate, the gravel must have played out, and Georgetown now is virtually a ghost town. 

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