Pollock in Grant Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The first school in Pollock was established in 1893-1894. The Rev. Frank Brian, a minister and state senator was hired by the students' parents to serve as the first instructor. Located near the business district, the first school building was replaced by a two-story frame building which was located across from the present school. In 1902 a coed public high school and college was established by the Grant Parish School Board. 415 students were enrolled, some from other states. A.W. Stewart was the first president of the board of trustees and J.N. Warner was the school's first principal. Curriculum for the three-year course included Advanced Geography, Physics, Nineteenth Century Literature and Caesar (Latin). James Riley De Moss, who served as principal in 1912, was instrumental in getting Pollock on the state's accredited list. In 1956 Pollock became the first school in Grant Parish to be accredited by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools. In 1971 Pollock High School became a junior high school. In 1978 Pollock Junior High School became Pollock Elementary School.
Erected by The Grants
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 31° 31.461′ N, 92° 24.838′ W. Marker is in Pollock, Louisiana, in Grant Parish. Marker is on Howard Street (State Highway 8) west of Harvey Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 LA-8, 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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Pollock (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to Pollock (approx. half a mile away); The Community of Fishville (approx. 2.9 miles away); Prospect School (approx. 6.9 miles away); Village of Dry Prong (approx. 7.7 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.
More about this marker. Located behind the fence at the Pollock Elementary School, at main entrance.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2019.