How did Hayti get its name

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research

United States

#1 Oct 8, 2009
hello I'm writing a paper for school and I was wondering if someone could tell me how the town got it's name and maybe a little bit of unique history. Thanks any information will be appreciated and helpful.
INFO

Caruthersville, MO

#2 Oct 9, 2009
research wrote:
hello I'm writing a paper for school and I was wondering if someone could tell me how the town got it's name and maybe a little bit of unique history. Thanks any information will be appreciated and helpful.


Go to the firestation. they have the history on the wall in the meeting room. How it was names and everything.

Since: Jul 07

Hayti, Mo. (now West Plains,)

#3 Oct 9, 2009
Info, I hope you post your findings after you do your research for your paper. I have heard a number of stories as to how Hayti got it's name but I'm not sure any of them are correct. If you Google Hayti, it will tell you that the city was named after the island of Haiti, but I don't believe that one either. I have a booklet on Hayti and I'll see if I can find it. It may provide even more theories as to Hayti's origin.
Good luck on your paper.
resident 2

Caruthersville, MO

#4 Oct 9, 2009
research wrote:
hello I'm writing a paper for school and I was wondering if someone could tell me how the town got it's name and maybe a little bit of unique history. Thanks any information will be appreciated and helpful.
Hayti was originally a railroad town withn several industries. One industry being the manufacture of railroad cross ties. The workers use to yell out "Hey ties" to the passing railroad workersw in an attempt to sell them the cross ties. Info is correct in saying go tothe firestation. They have a history timeline and the information you need on the wall inside the firestation.
Get Over It

Little Rock, AR

#5 Oct 10, 2009
God himself should just come down from up above and remove hayti. For it as a town is no good!
research

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Oct 10, 2009
thanks so much for the help. I really appreciate it.
Guest

Ozark, AL

#7 Oct 12, 2009
The late Mrs. Jasmine Garrett once wrote a book titled "Bountiful Bootheel Bourning". If you can find a copy it will likley be the definitive record of Hayti. I probably spelled her name wrong.
guest 1

Caruthersville, MO

#8 Oct 13, 2009
go to the cville historical society that is located in the library. they have the history on hayti
Great

Hertford, NC

#9 Oct 20, 2009
Guest wrote:
The late Mrs. Jasmine Garrett once wrote a book titled "Bountiful Bootheel Bourning". If you can find a copy it will likley be the definitive record of Hayti. I probably spelled her name wrong.
Yes, she did in the 1960s. It is a historical account of Hayti, written all in poetry. Great reading!
Hayti

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Oct 27, 2009
when the news paper office was in Hayti. I would go in and read the old paper they had stored. I read in the paper Hayti got it name from the two founder of this town. They could not decide on a name so they split their names into and come up with the Hayti. What I read. Ask Al Jackson he lives in Hayti. He wrote a book about Hayti.
hodedo

United States

#11 Nov 21, 2009
There used to be a baggage handler at the train depot that was named TY. When the train came to hayti,everyone that knew him would holler,HEY-TY. I don`t know this to be true but a school teacher told when I was in the third grade,back in 1932.
mizz bizzy b

Caruthersville, MO

#12 Dec 27, 2009
if you aint got nothin good to say ab hayti dont say it at all
Cruvell

United States

#13 Jan 9, 2010
mizz bizzy b wrote:
if you aint got nothin good to say ab hayti dont say it at all
Mum's the word!
Not Sure

Hayti, MO

#14 Jan 11, 2010
Al Jackson is a great source of information on Hayti history!
ex-fireman

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Jan 14, 2010
Not Sure wrote:
Al Jackson is a great source of information on Hayti history!
Get a hold of GlennWhitenet he knows a lot of Hayti History.

I was told it got it's name from the Late Dr. Granville Hayes, which is burried in the corner between Greers and the Family Dollar store. He wore a high bow tie therefore it became known as HAY TIE. I was also told once that there was a small boy named Ty that lived near the railroad and when trains would pass by they Hollered HAY_TY.
Jerry Travis

San Jose, CA

#16 Apr 4, 2010
It really is sad to say that no one really knows exactly how Hayti got its name -- perhaps that makes it even more intriguing -- Hayti, supposedly was found around 1900 or so when the original county seat of Pemiscot County, i.e,. Gayoso, was being washed away by the mighty Mississippi, to be relocated at the junction of nothing and nothing (i.e, current day Hayti), so why was it not called Nothin & Nothin, MO? So sad to know that the people in this corner of the Bootheel didn't really know why -- they could barebly understand why they even existed, they were so dumb! Any reason it is called Hayti would work for anybody now! If the Reed, Sanders, Rhodes, and/or Gettings families cannot provide a good answer, then most likely no one can. It sure as hell had nothin' to do with the island of Haiti!
guest 41

Poplar Bluff, MO

#17 Apr 5, 2010
The community began as a railroad junction of Frisco RR with lines out west to Pascola, Bragg City, Kennett and also a line southeast to C'ville. Many sawmills in the area; RR ties and lumber were the main products until clearing of the vast swamp and the higher, well-drained lands proved there was valuable and productive soil fairly cheap to be had and cultivated.

Soonafter,corn,alfalfa, then cotton were the main crops. Hay & corn was sold along with rail ties at the RR junctions, as demand for livestock feed and ties were always in demand; there were thousands of mules, many horses, even oxen and cows and every farmstead had hogs and chickens. But it was "Hay&Ties" that were the major products & big money maker on the RR for the first fifty years or so for the small railroad community.

Not to argue about Dr. Granville Hayes, but one would really have to stretch their imagination to accept "Hayti" from his name. How about "Granville, Mo." or, more logically, even "Hayesville, Mo;" much more impressive, I would think.
Shirlene

Higgins Lake, MI

#18 Jun 8, 2011
Jerry Travis from Napa, CA must have come from the line of dumb people in the Bootheel of MO. His writing speaks for him.
semohustler_2000

Caruthersville, MO

#19 Jun 8, 2011
to me it does not matter how Hayti got its name. to those of you that despise this little town, that is fine. You do not have to live here. If u dont like it leave it. plain and simple. I have lived here all of my life, I keep to myself, and do not worry about all the gossip that goes on in small towns. But it is a good place to live, if the people would get together and get rid of some of these crooked police officers around here.
Don

United States

#20 Aug 6, 2012
The reason no one knows where Hayti got its name is because they don't want to admit that it got it from the island Haiti.

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