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


Russellville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wesley Harris, July 9, 2020
1. Russellville Marker
Inscription.  Site of parish site of Claiborne Parish from soon after the parish's creation in 1828 until 1836. First parish jail and courthouse constructed 350 yards east of marker. Named for Samuel Russell who donated the land.
Erected 2011 by Claiborne Parish Police Jury.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 32° 41.242′ N, 93° 2.409′ W. Marker is near Athens, Louisiana, in Claiborne Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 9 and Liles Road (Parish Road 140), on the right when traveling north on State Route 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens LA 71003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John Colored School (approx. 3.1 miles away); White Lightning (approx. 7 miles away); Parish Courthouse (approx. 7.2 miles away); Claiborne Parish Court House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Claiborne Parish War Memorial (approx.
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7.3 miles away); Arizona Academy Site (approx. 8.4 miles away); T. H. Harris (approx. 9.4 miles away); Site of Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 9.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2021, by Wesley Harris of Ruston, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 47 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 23, 2021, by Wesley Harris of Ruston, Louisiana. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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