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Historical Markers in Colfax, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of Grant Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Grant Parish, LA (16) LaSalle Parish, LA (2) Natchitoches Parish, LA (50) Rapides Parish, LA (156) Winn Parish, LA (5)  GrantParish(16) Grant Parish (16)  LaSalleParish(2) La Salle Parish (2)  NatchitochesParish(50) Natchitoches Parish (50)  RapidesParish(156) Rapides Parish (156)  WinnParish(5) Winn Parish (5)
Colfax is the parish seat for Grant Parish
Colfax is in Grant Parish
      Grant Parish (16)  
ADJACENT TO GRANT PARISH
      La Salle Parish (2)  
      Natchitoches Parish (50)  
      Rapides Parish (156)  
      Winn Parish (5)  
 
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1Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — Battle of Calhoun's Landing(The Red River Campaign)
At 6:00 PM on April 26, 1864, here, near the junction of Cane and Red Rivers the Confederates set up an artillery battery to intercept Federal gun boats. Two boats were captured. More than 200 people on board the vessels were killed or wounded. . . . Map (db m136284) HM
2Louisiana (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
3Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — Grant Parish and Town of Colfax
Grant Parish was formed in 1869 from parts of Winn and Rapides parishes by Act 82 of the Louisiana legislature and named for President U.S. Grant.Colfax, incorporated in 1878, was named for Vice President Schuyler Colfax. Once known as Calhoun's . . . Map (db m136239) HM
4Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — Mary E. Graham High School
On this site stood the former Grant Parish Training School. Established in 1937, it served as the high school for the African-American population. In 1954 Grant Parish Training School became Mary E. Graham High School. Many young men and women . . . Map (db m136235) HM
5Louisiana (Grant Parish), Colfax — The Famous Burning Well of Colfax
Visitors to this spot were once greeted with a curious sight, a burning well. In 1899 a driller named L. B. Hart completed an artesian well at 1,103 feet. The water was salty, and it bubbled with gas. Hart struck a match near the flow, and promptly . . . Map (db m136182) HM
 
 
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022