Pollock in Grant Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Welcome to Pollock
Home of the Dogwood Festival
Native Americans first roamed this area of virgin pines and crystal streams. Then it was named Oction by early pioneer settlers. The Civil War Battle at Oction Hill occurred here in 1864. In 1889, Jay Gould, business tycoon and railroad magnate, built Iron Mountain Railroad through here. By 1892, he built Big Creek Lumber Company--- the largest pine sawmill in the world, and hired Captain James W. Pollock as the first manager of the sawmill. The town we now call Pollock sprang up. In 1906, the bustling town and prosperous mill burned. James F. Ball then purchased the remnants of the sawmill and renamed it Iron Mountain Lumber Company. The town was rebuilt, and on September 26, 1911, the State of Louisiana formally chartered the Town of Pollock. With its colorful past, progressive present and promising future, Pollock is a great place to call home----a place where "friendship" is free.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 31.515′ N, 92° 24.37′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3813 Patterson Street, Pollock LA 71467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Pollock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oction House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pollock School (approx. half a mile away); The Community of Fishville (approx. 2˝ miles away); Prospect School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Village of Dry Prong (approx. 8 miles away); Tioga Sawmill Commissary (approx. 9.9 miles away); Early Leadership (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2018.