History


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OUR START

Want to learn more about our Town? Here are a few interesting things about us that make us somewhat unique or maybe just like your Town!


Early Sulligent
Sulligent was first called Elliott named in honor of the chief engineer of the Kansas City-Memphis- Birmingham Railroad, renamed one month later, “Sulligent”, in honor of Sullivan, the superintendent of the railroad, and in honor of Sargeant, the passenger agent of the railroad. The town was incorporated October 1887.  S. F. Pennington owned the first general store and Dr. R. J. Redden owned the first drugstore.

The primary business in Sulligent in the mid 1890’s was cotton with over 2500 bales ginned each year and shipped by way of the railroad. At one time Sulligent Cotton Oil Company was known as the largest cotton gin under one roof.