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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Belcher, Louisiana
Location of Belcher, Louisiana
► Caddo Parish (162) ► Bossier Parish (18) ► De Soto Parish (42) ► Red River Parish (1) ► Miller County, Arkansas (3) ► Cass County, Texas (7) ► Harrison County, Texas (23) ► Marion County, Texas (40) ► Panola County, Texas (15)
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Grades 1-11 1921-1947
Grades 1-12 1948-1955
Grades 1-8 1956-1969
Dedicated to the Principals, Faculty and Students who made this school such a special part of our lives. This was education as it should be.
Dedicated by the Friends of . . . — — Map (db m175303) HM|
|The property for Belcher Methodist Church was purchased in 1916 after over two years of fundraising. A white wood frame church was built that same year. In 1954 that structure was raised and a new brick church was built. Several men in the . . . — — Map (db m175189) HM|
|A Caddo mound and village dating between approximately 1450 & 1650 A.D. were located northeast of Belcher. The mound consisted of a series of platforms that contained houses or meeting places for the village leaders. The houses were burned . . . — — Map (db m87132) HM|
|Belcher Presbyterian Church was organized on July 18, 1897, as the Red River Presbyterian Church. The congregation met in a vacant store building on Rush Point Plantation where services were held until 1900, when a one room frame building was . . . — — Map (db m87130) HM|
|A Caddo dugout canoe from the Middle Caddo period (ca. A.D. 1200-1500) was found in the bank of the Red River on Kavanaugh family property near this location in June of 2017 by Jenna Bradley and Robert Cornett. The canoe was recovered from the river . . . — — Map (db m174857) HM|
|A Caddo Indian dugout canoe dating to the early Caddo period (ca. A.D. 900-1200) was found in the bank of the Red River on the North family property near this location in August of 1983. A section of the canoe was discovered protruding from the . . . — — Map (db m175579) HM|
|Cedar Bluff Ferry was one of the ferries on the Red River between Bossier and Caddo Parishes in the 19th and early 20th century. It operated until the early 1950s when a bridge was built to the north for Highway 2. It ran from Cedar Bluff in Bossier . . . — — Map (db m87160) HM|
|The First State bank of Belcher was organized in 1913. The present brick building was designed by the architect Edward F. Neild of Shreveport and built in 1924. The First State Bank later became Caddo Trust & Savings Bank the Belcher Masonic Lodge . . . — — Map (db m87128) HM|
|Built in 1915, the one lane bridge is one of the earliest examples in Louisiana of an all-concrete structure. Unique characteristics give it a coherent, monolithic appearance. The reinforced concrete superstructure consists of a concrete deck on two . . . — — Map (db m175070) HM|
|Ca. 1922 a country store was moved from Myrtis, La to this location to serve as the new commissary for the J.W. Lynn Plantation. At it's peak over 300 hundred families lived and worked on the plantation, with the commissary serving as the general . . . — — Map (db m174856) HM|
|During the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the U.S. Army and Air Corps divided itself into two opposing armies for practice for possible war in Europe. Among the noted commanders in the maneuvers, was General George S. Patton. His mechanized armored . . . — — Map (db m87133) HM|
|The plantation was established in 1914 by James Wiley Lynn with the purchase of property from the Cavett family. The plantation home, the cotton gin and the blacksmith shop were built by Mr. Lynn in 1928. The renovated dogtrot style home, the barn . . . — — Map (db m87159) HM|
|Clyde Connell, an internationally-known artist named for Scotland's River Clyde, was born and raised in a large household in Belcher on the Dixon Plantation. These early life experiences are reflected in her art. A self-taught painter and sculptor, . . . — — Map (db m174932) HM|
|The original house was built in 1899 by Ruben T. Glassell, a planter, and his wife Vyvian. It faced west and had a center hall in the dogtrot style. The house was enlarged about ten years later with the addition of a new roof, interior columns, . . . — — Map (db m175072) HM|