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McAdams, Mississippi

Attala County, Mississippi

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Located seven miles southwest of Kosciusko, McAdams was formed sometime prior to 1840 and named for J.W. McAdams. J.W. McAdams was the son of Reverend W.B. McAdams, a Primitive Baptist Preacher who was one of the earliest settlers.

This community was not a trading point in the early days. In fact it seems that no store was located here until 1883, after the railroad was built. After the coming of the railroad, the place grew rapidly due to the importance of the stave industry in this section. Staves were shipped from this point, stores were built, and a post office was secured. The founding of the Attala Comity Agricultural High School about 1916 brought another period of renwed activity. A decline naturally came about when the school was discontinued in 1935.

GPS: 33.225278, -89.702778

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