Musings on family history, regional history, book reviews, and miscellaneous observations and comments by a genealogist and librarian living near the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A is for Amory
Amory is the town in Monroe County, Mississippi where most of my ancestors' families eventually settled in or near. Amory is actually a relatively new town. It is celebrating its 125th birthday this month, having been founded in 1887 when the railroad bypassed the nearby town of Cotton Gin Port. The little town of Cotton Gin Port packed up and moved. The town was actually named for a Bostonian, Mr. Harcourt Amory. I'll refer you to the city history on the City of Amory's web site.
Looking South on Main Street in Amory, early 20th century