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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gilliam, Louisiana
Location of Gilliam, Louisiana
► Caddo Parish (161) ► 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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|Just to the north of Herndon Middle Magnet School is one of the most historic regions in north Caddo Parish. During the early decades of the 19th century it was a crossroads of navigable bayous, a Caddo Indian Trail, an early road which settlers . . . — — Map (db m174348) HM|
|The village is named for R.L. "Bob” Gilliam who owned property from which he donated right-of-way for the T.S. & N. Railroad which ran from Texarkana to Shreveport. The understanding was that the railroad would establish a depot on the banks of Red . . . — — Map (db m174855) HM|
|The first worship services in Gilliam were held in a railroad box car. In 1902 Gilliam Methodist Episcopal Church, South was built across Red Bayou north of the present church. That building was destroyed in the storm of 1908, along with all but one . . . — — Map (db m174465) HM|
|The Justice Chapel Baptist Church was organized in 1894 under the leadership of Rev. C.J. Justice and Brother Willie Davenport and his wife. Other leaders in this early church were Rev. Eddie Moore, Brother Eddy Green, Brother Frank Cook, Mathis . . . — — Map (db m174630) HM|
|Organized June 6, 1919, with 12 charter members, and named in honor of Mrs. Linda Lay who had been instrumental in the development of the spiritual life in the town. Constructed in 1920, dedication of the building was held on August 14, 1921. The . . . — — Map (db m174628) HM|
|The home was built circa 1910 by Reuben Douglas and his wife, Lucy Parsons, after the Gilliam 1908 storm destroyed their first home. Reuben, one of the early landowners in the area, purchased 800 acres in 1900, which he named All's Well Farm. Reuben . . . — — Map (db m174463) HM|
Home of the Sunflower Festival and Red River Crossroads Museum
After R.L. Gilliam donated property in 1898 for the railroad depot, the area was officially founded and named Gilliam.
An article published in the Shreveport Times on . . . — — Map (db m174227) HM|
|From the mid-1890's to the early 1970's the Texarkana, Shreveport & Natchez/Texas & Pacific Railroads served the economic and personal needs of northeast Caddo Parish along a roadbed at this site. While the railroad was being built during the 1890's . . . — — Map (db m174224) HM|