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Vienna in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Wire Road

 
 
Old Wire Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 30, 2019
1. Old Wire Road Marker
Inscription.  First road across north Louisiana wilderness. Began as Indian trail. Served as Monroe - Shreveport stage coach road as well as a pioneer route to Texas. After 1847 known as Wire Road because of parallel telegraph line.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 32° 35.488′ N, 92° 38.873′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 167 and State Route 3072, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 167. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ruston LA 71270, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unionville General Store (approx. 5.4 miles away); Autrey House (approx. 7.7 miles away); Old Shiloh Community (approx. 14.4 miles away); Scott Place Mounds (approx. 17.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Old Wire Road. Vienna was once the Parish Seat of Jackson Parish. The failure of the railroad to run through Vienna was the death knell to the town and the Parish seat
Old Wire Road Marker looking west towards the intersection of U.S. 167 (63) and LA-3072. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 30, 2019
2. Old Wire Road Marker looking west towards the intersection of U.S. 167 (63) and LA-3072.
was transferred a few years later to nearby Ruston.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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