Area once settled by the Choctaw Nation. Anglo-Americans settled here near the crossroads of the Harrisonburg and Three Notch Roads which connected the region to the Natchez Trace & the El Camino Real. Later, a stop on Jay Gould's Iron Mountain RR. Legend holds the village named for local hobo. Actually was named for Gould's son George. Village became a boomtown after sawmills located here early in the 20th Century. After their departure, the arrival of Louisiana & Arkansas RR as well as timber and oil production insured village's survival.