“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hammond in Tangipahoa parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

City Of Hammond

City Of Hammond Marker image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2016
1. City Of Hammond Marker
Inscription. Railroad came through in 1854. Became a shoemaking center for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Town was planned in the 1860's, and by early twentieth century was known as "Strawberry Capital of America."
Erected 1979 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
Location. 30° 30.419′ N, 90° 27.729′ W. Marker is in Hammond, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa parish. Marker is at the intersection of NW Railroad Avenue and West Church Street, on the right when traveling north on NW Railroad Avenue. Click for map. Mounted on the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 NW Railroad Ave, Hammond LA 70401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Vernon Walnut (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hammond Junior College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peter Hammond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ponchatoula Depot (approx. 4.9 miles away); 1862 Train Wreck (approx. 6.2 miles
City Of Hammond Marker image. Click for full size.
January 7, 2016
2. City Of Hammond Marker
away but has been reported missing); Albany, Louisiana (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hungarian Settlement (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hammond.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 141 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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