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Pollard in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Pollard

 
 
Site of Pollard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
1. Site of Pollard Marker
Inscription. Located 1½ miles south, town of Pollard established 1861 at juncture of Alabama & Florida and Mobile & Great Northern railroads. Named for Charles T. Pollard, builder of Alabama & Florida Railroad.
One of largest military training camps of Confederacy located here during Civil War. Also site of major Confederate stores depot. Town suffered much destruction in Federal raids of December 1864 and March 1865.
Served as first county seat of Escambia County from 1868 until 1883 when county government moved to Brewton.
 
Erected 1982 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 31° 2.793′ N, 87° 10.496′ W. Marker is in Pollard, Alabama, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Old US Highway 31, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 31. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27948 U.S. 31, Flomaton AL 36441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lindsey-Fitzgerald House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pollard Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 4.4 miles away); Alabama's Own
Town Hall of Pollard image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
2. Town Hall of Pollard
(approx. 6 miles away); Flomaton, Alabama (approx. 6 miles away); Franklin Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Burnt Corn Park Cistern (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pollard.
 
Regarding Site of Pollard. In January, 1865, there was a battle in Pollard with Confederate troops under Gen. J.H. Clanton clashing with a body of federal raiders. The town was later burned.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Pollard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Town of Pollard history. (Submitted on June 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Working water pump & well at Town Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
3. Working water pump & well at Town Hall.
Pollard Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
4. Pollard Methodist Church
Oldest church building remaining in Escambia County, Alabama.
Pollard Methodist Church marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
5. Pollard Methodist Church marker.
View north on U.S. 31 from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
6. View north on U.S. 31 from marker.
The view south towards U.S. 31 & Old U.S. 31 Highways. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
7. The view south towards U.S. 31 & Old U.S. 31 Highways.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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