Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Camp Polk Heritage Families
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 2.878′ N, 93° 12.786′ W. Marker is in Fort Polk, Louisiana, in Vernon Parish. Marker can be reached from Louisiana Avenue east of Colorado Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located in the Fort Polk Warrior Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Polk LA 71459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peason Ridge Heritage Families (here, next to this marker); Second Brigade Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (a few steps from this marker); Fort Polk (within shouting distance of this marker); Global War on Terrorism Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Seventh Armored Division (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Polk.
1. Family names
Each face of the obelisk contains names of the various area families whose land was used to form Camp Polk. The area surrounding the obelisks are 'maps' of the area and contain small crosses indicating the various family cemeteries on Fort Polk.
— Submitted November 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 24, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.