Indianola, the seat of justice of Sunflower County, is a thrifty and prosperous little town on the Georgia Pacific railroad, in close proximity to some plantations and farms, and has grown steadily since the date of its location.
Its population at this time is three hundred and seventy-five.
It was incorporated in 1886, and its first mayor was I. C. W. McLeod.
The first seat of justice of this county was at McNutt, later it was removed to Johnsonville, on Sunflower river, and thence, a few years after, to Indianola.
Back to: Mississippi Counties, Cities and Towns, 1891
Source: Biographical and Historical Memories of Mississippi, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1891