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

TS&N/T&P Railroad

TS&N/T&P Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
1. TS&N/T&P Railroad Marker
Inscription.  From the mid-1890's to the early 1970's the Texarkana, Shreveport & Natchez/Texas & Pacific Railroads served the economic and personal needs of northeast Caddo Parish along a roadbed at this site. While the railroad was being built during the 1890's and early 1900's the towns of Ida, Mira, Hosston, Gilliam, Belcher and Dixie were established. The Railroad was vital to the development of lumbering, agriculture and the petroleum industry in the area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 32° 49.617′ N, 93° 50.727′ W. Marker is in Gilliam, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on 1st Street, 0.1 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5517 1st St, Gilliam LA 71029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Gilliam (within shouting distance of this marker); Caddo Prairie Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilliam Louisiana (within shouting distance of
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this marker); Gilliam United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Linda Lay Memorial (about 700 feet away); Reuben Thom Douglas Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Justice Chapel Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lynn Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilliam.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 30, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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