Hodges, on Farm Road 605 between Bitter and Mulberry creeks in south central Jones County, was settled by Alexander Stephens Hodges, a Georgia native, and rancher W. L. Harris in 1885. The community was bypassed by the railroad and by major highways. In 1940 Hodges had two stores and twenty-five residents, and in 1978 it had a gin and a store. Its population was reported as thirty-one in 1980 and as 250 in 1990. The population dropped to 150 in 2000.
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