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The town of Livingston was the early seat of justice of Madison County, and was at one time the most important town in the county. It is still a post office and is situated about fifteen miles southwest of Canton. Among the wealthy planters of that community were B. Ricks, John Johnson, Hudnell, John Lowe, N. Hinton, and John Simmons. It was the trade center of a large number of plantations before the War Between the States. Its acts of incorporation by the Legislature bear the following dates: 1836; May, 1837; 1848.

After the removal of the court house to Canton, Livingston began to decay and today only three dwellings and a church are left to mark the site of this once prosperous town.

Extinct Towns  |  AHGP Mississippi

54. The sketches of the towns of Madison County are largely based upon information received from Col. W. G. Kearney, of Flora, Mississippi, and Robert Bowman, Esq., of Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Source: The Mississippi Historical Commission Publications, Volume V, Edited by Franklin L. Riley,
Secretary, 1902.


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