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Pollock in Grant Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town of Pollock

 
 
Town of Pollock Marker image. Click for full size.
May 20, 2018
1. Town of Pollock Marker
Inscription.  
Indians once roamed the land of crystal streams. Then came pioneer farmers and called it Oction. In 1889 Jay Gould, Wall Street tycoon, built the Iron Mountain Railroad through here. In 1892 he built the Big Creek Sawmill, the largest pine sawmill in the world. The town was renamed to honor the manager of the mill, Capt. J.W. Pollock.
 
Erected by People of Pollock & The Grant Arts Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 31.488′ N, 92° 24.578′ W. Marker is in Pollock, Louisiana, in Grant Parish. Marker is on Howard Street (Highway 8) 0.2 miles west of Ridge Street (U.S. 165), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Oction House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Pollock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pollock School (approx. ¼ mile away);
Town of Pollock Marker image. Click for full size.
May 20, 2018
2. Town of Pollock Marker
The Community of Fishville (approx. 2.7 miles away); Prospect School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Village of Dry Prong (approx. 7.9 miles away); Tioga Sawmill Commissary (approx. 9.8 miles away); Early Leadership (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2018.
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