Little Mississippi

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Little Mississippi was just off Farm Road 979 near Owensville in central Robertson County. The area was first settled in the 1830s by southern cotton farmers, mostly not slave owners, who had fled the economic hard times back in the United States. Residents attended church and school at nearby Mount Vernon. The establishment of Owensville, then Calvert, and, finally, Franklin, served to draw the population away from Little Mississippi, as did the railroads that bypassed it in the late 1800s. By 1900 little remained of the community.

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James L. Hailey | © TSHA

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Little Mississippi is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Little Mississippi is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.06296280
Longitude: -96.55247010

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated