Gwin, Mississippi

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Gwin, Mississippi
Gwin is located in Mississippi
Gwin
Gwin
Gwin is located in the United States
Gwin
Gwin
Coordinates: 33°10′25″N 90°13′24″W / 33.17361°N 90.22333°W / 33.17361; -90.22333Coordinates: 33°10′25″N 90°13′24″W / 33.17361°N 90.22333°W / 33.17361; -90.22333
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyHolmes
Elevation
115 ft (35 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39169
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID[1]

Gwin is an unincorporated community located in Holmes County, Mississippi. Gwin is located on U.S. Highway 49E, south of Tchula.

The town was once an important station on the Illinois Central Railroad.

Railway history[edit]

Train depot in Gwin, 1975

Gwin was the crew change point for all freight trains traveling between New Orleans and Memphis, and a hotel for train crews was located there. South of the town was a switching yard with six tracks, as well as a wye-junction where the track branched into a line which traveled east to Durant. Before electrical refrigeration was available for railcars, a large icing facility was located in Gwin, where ice was loading onto trains carrying perishable goods. In 1986, the railway moved its crew change point to McComb.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gwin, Mississippi
  2. ^ "Gwin Mississippi". Illinois-Central.Net. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Durff, Mike. "Icing Facilities - Gwin, Mississippi" (PDF). Illinois-Central.Net. Retrieved September 17, 2016.