Leakesville, the seat of justice of Greene County, has but a small population and no railway advantages, but its school, church and other interests are well promoted and its prospects are improving. It was named in honor of Hon. Walter Leake, formerly governor of the state.
State Line, in the southeast corner of the county, on the Mobile & Ohio rail-road, is a local trading point.
Source: Biographical and Historical Memories of Mississippi, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1891