Merryville in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Legends & Lore
Alias of Charles Smith.
Sharpshooting outlaw who fought in 1912 Grabow Labor Riot. Killed during ambush.
Buried face down.
Erected 2019 by Center for Louisiana Studies, William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 68.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Labor Unions • Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 30° 45.244′ N, 93° 32.485′ W. Marker is in Merryville, Louisiana, in Beauregard Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Railrod Avenue and Museum Drive, on the right when traveling west on North Railrod Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merryville LA 70653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burk's Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Sam Houston Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); The Atakapa-Coushatta Trace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Coushatta Indian Village (approx. 0.4 Inman Cemetery (approx. 5½ miles away in Texas); Atàkapa Trace Junction (approx. 5.9 miles away); Bon Wier (approx. 6.4 miles away in Texas); Ford Chapel, Cemetery, and School (approx. 8.9 miles away in Texas). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merryville.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Merryville Historical Museum.
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Also see . . . Louisiana Myths and Legends official link about Leather Britches Smith. (Submitted on June 13, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.