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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Franklin Parish, Louisiana
Adjacent to Franklin Parish, Louisiana
▶ Caldwell Parish (4) ▶ Catahoula Parish (13) ▶ Madison Parish (21) ▶ Richland Parish (2) ▶ Tensas Parish (20)
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|Beginning with a settlement at Swampers in 1802, farms along Bayou Macon clustered around Osborns (Upper Settlement) and Oakley (Lower Settlement) comprising almost all inhabitants of the eastern portion that became Franklin Parish in 1843. Osborns . . . — — Map (db m150423) HM|
Claire Lee Chennault
(1890-1958) spent his childhood in
Gilbert. He pioneered air pursuit
tactics, created and led "The
Flying Tigers,” Volunteer Air Forces
for China against Japan. Advisor
to Chiang Kai-Shek. . . . — — Map (db m133704) HM|
|Franklin Parish was created on March 1, 1843, from portions of Ouachita, Catahoula, and Madison Parishes by Act 41 of the State Legislature sponsored by John Winn. Land for the centrally-located Parish Seat, "Winnsborough," was purchased in 1844 and . . . — — Map (db m51634) HM|