“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Grant Parish Louisiana Historical Markers

Colfax Riot Marker at the Grant Parish courthouse image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, August 6, 2010
Colfax Riot Marker at the Grant Parish courthouse
Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — Colfax Riot
On this site occurred the Colfax Riot in which three white men and 150 negroes were slain. This event on April 13, 1873, marked the end of carpetbag misrule in the South. — Map (db m34602) HM
Louisiana (Grant Parish), Fishville — The Community of Fishville
Fishville has been an area resort since the 1820s. The community began as a summer retreat for residents of Alexandria, escaping the surrounding mosquito-laden river bottoms. One of Fishville's most noted summer residents was nineteenth-century . . . — Map (db m117961) HM
Louisiana (Grant Parish), Pollock — Oction House
Oction House is the oldest remaining residence in the Town of Pollock. Composed of two separate houses, its rear addition contains the original house, a Louisiana galleried cottage built circa 1861 by Levi B. Parker. Parker built his one-room . . . — Map (db m118129) HM
Louisiana (Grant Parish), Pollock — Town of Pollock
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 . . . — Map (db m117813) HM
Louisiana (Grant Parish), Pollock — Welcome to PollockHome of the Dogwood Festival
Native Americans first roamed this area of virgin pines and crystal streams. Then it was named Oction by early pioneer settlers. The Civil War Battle at Oction Hill occurred here in 1864. In 1889, Jay Gould, business tycoon and railroad magnate, . . . — Map (db m117582) HM
Louisiana (Grant Parish), Prospect — Prospect School
Prospect School had its beginning in the late 1800s, having its first class at Prospect Baptist Church, which was across the road from where the first building was built. In the late 1920s or early 1930s, the first building was destroyed by a . . . — Map (db m124015) HM

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