“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pollock in Grant Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Oction House

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1. Oction House Marker
Inscription.  Oction House is the oldest remaining residence in the Town of Pollock. Composed of two separate houses, its rear addition contains the original house, a Louisiana galleried cottage built circa 1861 by Levi B. Parker. Parker built his one-room cypress cottage on 161 acres of public land granted to him at the beginning of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. A local tradition states that the Parker home served as a safe house for escaped slaves traveling the underground railroad. In 1912 Grant Parish Sheriff Lanie O. Clinton purchased the cottage and built a two and one-half story Colonial Revival house, with the original cottage connected at the rear. The Clinton house contained intricate heart pine woodwork milled at the nearby Big Creek Sawmill and gas lighting. Later it boasted of being the first residence in Pollock to have electricity and indoor plumbing. Subsequent remodeling absorbed the original cottage into the main house where it became a kitchen, dining room and sunroom. Throughout its history Oction House has been home to some of Pollock's most recognized citizens and remains a noted historical landmark of Grant Parish.
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Location. 31° 31.477′ N, 92° 24.682′ W. Marker is in Pollock, Louisiana, in Grant Parish. Marker is on Howard Street (State Highway 8) near Haney Street, on the left 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Pollock (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pollock School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Pollock (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Community of Fishville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Prospect School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Village of Dry Prong (approx. 7.8 miles away); Tioga Sawmill Commissary (approx. 9.8 miles away); M26 Pershing Tank (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018.

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