Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Representative of the Continential Congress in Spanish Louisiana
Agent of the Colony of Virginia and financier of that Colony's expeditions under Colonel George Rogers Clark to Kaskia and Vincennes
Provider of arms and supplies to the army of George Washington
Negotiator with Spanish Governors Unzaga and Galvez for the American cause
Credited with origination of the American dollar sign, $
The Sculpture of Oliver Pollock is by Frank Hayden
Location. 30° 26.799′ N, 91° 11.294′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North Blvd. near St. Phillip St., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Marcha de Galvez (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779 (within shouting distance of this marker); Merci Train (within shouting Alvin Batiste (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Repentance Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . .
1. Oliver Pollock - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 2, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Oliver Pollock, Unsung Hero of the American Revolution. (Submitted on April 19, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 863 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.