on the Courthouse Square in Woodville
Monday - Friday
10 to Noon and 2pm to 4pm
and 10 to Noon on Saturday
The museum opening in
October , 1991, marked the twentieth year of preservation efforts by
the Woodville Civic Club, owner of the historic property. The
building which houses the museum was erected in 1838 as the office of the
West Feliciana Railroad Company and is located on the southeast corner of
the Courthouse Square in the Woodville Historic District.
The West Feliciana
Railroad was the third oldest railroad in America and was
constructed by Judge Edward McGehee and other Woodville financiers.
Built to transport cotton from the county seat of Woodville to the river
boats on the Mississippi at Bayou Sara, Louisiana, it was the first
railroad to use standard gauge track and the first to adopt the use of the
cattle guard. This railroad, which made its first run in 1842, was
the first to issue and print freight tariff bills, and its home office in
Woodville is thought to be the oldest of its kind in the
are tax deductible - IRS 23-7380533. Fro information write to the
Woodville Civic Club, Post Office Box 1055, Woodville, MS 39669.
Above from the Wilkinson County Guide