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


Effie Marker image. Click for full size.
November 25, 2017
1. Effie Marker
Effie, Louisiana was established around 1898. The area was known as "Point Maigre" by early settlers. Benjamin F. Garlington became postmaster and renamed the area, "Effie", after his daughter. He ran the post office out of his house near this site. Effie would become the focal point of Ward One when LaFargue High School was built in 1929, consolidating all schools of the area.
Erected by Ward One Community Foundation.
Location. 31° 13.593′ N, 92° 9.964′ W. Marker is in Effie, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 107 and Effie Highway (State Highway 115), on the left when traveling south on Highway 107. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Effie LA 71331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centerpoint (here, next to this marker); Vick (here, next to this marker); Senator Dayton C. McCann (a few steps from this marker); State Champions 1985 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dupuis-Mims Home (approx. 8.4 miles away); Poste Des Avoyelles
Effie Marker image. Click for full size.
November 25, 2017
2. Effie Marker
(approx. 8.4 miles away); Marksville Race Track Site (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cushman Home Site (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Effie.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2017.
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