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Old 09-24-2014, 10:30 PM
 
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"This is It". "You just left It". Is what two signs said entering from north and south in the 60's...
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:30 AM
 
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This town sounds kind of like "Mike, MO." All it was was a convenience store and a couple of houses.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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This town sounds kind of like "Mike, MO." All it was was a convenience store and a couple of houses.
Or "Bug Tussle", AL, which was really just a restaurant.

It was a good, inexpensive restaurant, too, until the sheriff showed up and arrested everyone for stealing cattle from the farm behind the restaurant.
We all wondered why the prices were so low, and the steaks so fresh.......
Then there was a fire. But it wasn't suspicious......

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Old 07-29-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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All of my relatives live in "It's", MS! I was surprised that anyone other than the townfolk new about it.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:43 AM
 
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I remember It, Mississippi, as I lived just outside of It, from 1946-48. "It" was simply the name of the unincorporated community that was formed by the intersection of Highway 51 and what is now Martinsville Road. It was 7 miles south of Hazlehurst and just north of Wesson. There was a sign at the intersection that proclaimed "This is It", followed by a sign that stated "You have just missed It". The population was a single digit number.

Over the years, there have been a succession of small stores that were located at the intersection; one such locally owned store was called the It Swap Shop.

My grandfather, C A Roper of Hazlehurst, owned a farm south of It, which today is bi-sected by Interstate 55 South. You may have noticed an old barn just east of I-55 that has a rainbow painted on it. That barn is located on the former Roper farm property, though the rainbow was added in the '70's or '80's.

I have not been able to locate much public record about It, though I havent done an exhaustive search. I enjoy telling people that I meet that "I am from It", but often they assume that I am making this up. Therefore, I would like to find some decent documentation to prove my point on such occasions.

I would truly enjoy revisiting It again some day. Someone on this thread mentioned that there may be an antiques store at the intersection today. How would you suggest that we determine the name of the store or its phone/email/owners?

Thanks.

"IT" is still there and I have family members (in the double-digits) that live there.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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Default Its, MS (continuation)

My family's surname is "Martin" and "Martinsville" is named after my family who lived (and still live) there. There is only one descendant of the "African-American Martins" left, who currently lives in Its. She is 90 years old. The last known inhabitant of the building at the intersection of Hwy 51 (exiting at Martinsville from I-55) was pool hall / recreation center, which did not last long. It is now vacant again.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:02 PM
 
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My mom worked in one of two stores in It. We lived close to the store. There were two stores...one owned by the Newman’s in the 80’s and the other by the Young’s.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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Also my mom, Rachel bland was the employee shot during an armed robbery therenin 1996. At that time Ms Grace Young, the owner was killed. I have not revisited that store since. It is vacant as far as I know now.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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I used to pass through It quite a bit in the 60's. If I remember correctly there was a tree east of Hwy 51 that had clear and colored bottles on it. The rumor then was the tree was in the yard of a black preacher who put those bottles on the tree to represent all the people who were ever members of his church. The clear represented those still living and the colored those no longer living. Don't know if it's true, but it sure sounded good then.
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