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Ponchatoula in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ponchatoula Depot

 
 
Ponchatoula Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, January 7, 2016
1. Ponchatoula Depot Marker
Inscription.  Original depot built c. 1854 by New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad (later Illinois Central). Burned when Union forces captured town in March 1863. Rebuilt c. 1865. Present depot built in 1894 and remodeled in the 1920's.
 
Erected 1982 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 30° 26.336′ N, 90° 26.471′ W. Marker is in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Pine Street (State Highway 22) and NE Railroad Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ponchatoula LA 70454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Ponchatoula Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); PFC Raymond "Mike" Clausen, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hammond Junior College (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mt. Vernon Walnut (approx. 4.7 miles away);
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Peter Hammond (approx. 4.7 miles away); City Of Hammond (approx. 4.9 miles away); Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Friendship Circle (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponchatoula.
 
Ponchatoula Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, January 7, 2016
2. Ponchatoula Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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