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

Marksville Race Track Site

c. 1890-1920

Marksville Race Track Site Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
1. Marksville Race Track Site Marker
Inscription. Marksvillians enjoyed horse racing on a hard earth track located on this site. A wood grandstand existed for visitor seating. Begun by Dr. Aristide Barbin who also organized a baseball field and golf course in this area. Dr. Barbin played on the first L.S.U. football team.
Erected by City Of Marksville.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour marker series.
Location. 31° 7.616′ N, 92° 4.64′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Chester Street and Benjamin Drive, on the right when traveling south on Chester Street. Touch for map. Located in the Edgar Coco Park/Grace's Walking Track. Marker is in this post office area: Marksville LA 71351, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. German Prisoner of War Camp (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Edwards Plantation Home Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Hypolite Bordelon House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gremillion-Degrusha Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barbin-Satterthwaite Home
Marksville Race Track Site Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
2. Marksville Race Track Site Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Bordelon-Laborde Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Peter's Episcopal Chapel Site (approx. half a mile away); Roy-Cappel Home (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
Categories. Sports
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2016. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on May 17, 2018. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2016.
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