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

Town Of Addis

“Baton Rouge Junction”

Town Of Addis Marker image. Click for full size.
December 18, 2009
1. Town Of Addis Marker
Inscription. Addis was founded in 1881 as "Baton Rouge Junction" an important roundhouse on the Texas and Pacific Railroad. From this roundhouse passengers and freight were ferried across the river to Baton Rouge. The Texas and Pacific line was part of the company's transcontinental network designed to connect the East and West coasts via a southern route. Between 1908-1910 citizens changed the town's name to Addis in honor of John Wesley Addis the Superintendent of Motive and Rolling Stock for the Texas and Pacific. In 1915 Addis was proclaimed a municipality by Governor L.E. Hall. George Booksh a Texas and Pacific telegrapher served as first mayor.
Erected by Town of Addis.
Location. 30° 21.348′ N, 91° 15.598′ W. Marker is in Addis, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Sixth Street and Harris Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Addis LA 70710, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary's A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Addis Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Delphine Plantation (approx.
Town Of Addis Marker image. Click for full size.
December 18, 2009
2. Town Of Addis Marker
0.7 miles away); Israelite Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Lukeville School (approx. 2 miles away); Herbert Osborn Dickerson (approx. 2.3 miles away); New Brusly Town Hall Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addis.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2015. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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