1. The History of Edwards
2. Edwards, Mississippi - Wikipedia
originally named Amsterdam and settled in the 1830s. In 1832 it suffered
from a Cholera epidemic and was then bypassed by the Alabama and Vicksburg
Rail Road. This happened in 1839 when R. O. Edwards plantation became a
stop on the railroad known as Edwards Depot.
Enlarge Edwards, MS. East view of the
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (wartime Southern Railroad of Mississippi).
The SH-467 (Raymond Road) bridge is in the background
(3-02) Enlarge Old U.S. 80 (wartime Jackson Road) 1/2 mi. west of Edwards, view looking east
(3-10) Enlarge Former Cook Plantation. View looking south from Old US-80, west of present-day Edwards. The railroad is just beyond the far tree line in the distance
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