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Pollock in Grant Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town of Pollock

 
 
Town of Pollock Marker image. Click for full size.
May 20, 2018
1. Town of Pollock Marker
Inscription.
Indians once roamed the land of crystal streams. Then came pioneer farmers and called it Oction. In 1889 Jay Gould, Wall Street tycoon, built the Iron Mountain Railroad through here. In 1892 he built the Big Creek Sawmill, the largest pine sawmill in the world. The town was renamed to honor the manager of the mill, Capt. J.W. Pollock.
 
Erected by People of Pollock & The Grant Arts Council.
 
Location. 31° 31.488′ N, 92° 24.578′ W. Marker is in Pollock, Louisiana, in Grant Parish. Marker is on Howard Street (Highway 8) 0.2 miles west of Ridge Street (U.S. 165), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pollock LA 71467, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oction House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Pollock (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Community of Fishville (approx. 2.7 miles away); Prospect School (approx. 7.1 miles away); Tioga Sawmill Commissary (approx. 9.8 miles away); Early Leadership (approx. 11.6 miles away);
Town of Pollock Marker image. Click for full size.
May 20, 2018
2. Town of Pollock Marker
This Stone Was A Part Of The 1st LA. Seminary (approx. 11.6 miles away); The Seminary Building (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollock.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2018.
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