1831: Branch of United States Bank established in Natchez

By 1833, the bank had loaned $3.7 million, providing credit for many Mississippians during “flush times” in the early 1830s.

December 1831: First railroad chartered by Mississippi Legislature

Acts incorporating the West Feliciana Railroad Company (MDAH Collection)
Acts incorporating the West Feliciana Railroad Company

The West Feliciana Railroad ran 26 miles from Woodville to the Mississippi River landing at Bayou Sara, Louisiana, enabling efficient transport of cotton from inland areas to the river.

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