Vardaman History Project - Sketch of Early Downtown Vardaman


Old Vardaman

This sketch was made by Essie Whitehorn Cochran to show the location of the various stores and homes in "downtown" Vardaman as she remembered them.

Any map is only a snapshot in time, and this sketch doesn't necessarily mean that all of these buildings were there at the same time. She indicates that the sketch "goes back to 1915" and may include buildings that were built after then.

Note that Highway 8 comes into Vardaman from the south and then turns west in the middle of town and goes in front of the Greenslade, Young, Richards, and Embry houses.

The railroad and its siding that allowed freight cars to be loaded from the gin and the Collins planing mill is shown near the top of the sketch.

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