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Leesville, Louisiana Historical Markers

 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
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Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — 1 — Burr Ferry
(center panel) A Back Door of the United States Throughout its history, Burr Ferry has stood as an important location in western Louisiana. Many Texas cattlemen relied on Burr Ferry to cross the Sabine river in order to drive their . . . — Map (db m109522) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Burr's Ferry Earthworks — 1863~1864
On July 2, 1863 during the Red River Campaign, Confederate Major General John Bankhead MacGruder issued orders that East facing fortifications be built in 3 locations along the Sabine-Niblett's Bluff, Burr's Ferry, and Logansport. Constructed first . . . — Map (db m109407) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Dreamland Theatre — Circa 1915
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m38332) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — First National Bank — Circa 1907
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m38331) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Great Louisiana Maneuvers
The United States Army GHQ (General Headquarters) Maneuvers of 1941, were the largest training exercises ever conducted by the U.S. Army. From the maneuvers, the U.S. learned valuable lessons in military strategy which would help it succeed in W.W. . . . — Map (db m38333) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot
The Mission Revival style Kansas City Southern Depot opened in 1916. It symbolizes the great Vernon Parish lumber boom of the early 20th century. Closed in 1968, Kansas City Southern leased the Depot to Vernon Parish. Placed on the National Register . . . — Map (db m38334) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Merchants & Farmers Bank — Circa 1928
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m38335) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — National Hotel — Circa 1907
Lee and Syril Eissman Building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m38330) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Nichols-Howerton Building
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m38336) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Pioneer Park — Museum of West Louisiana
Is dedicated to the pioneers of Vernon Parish, their descendants and to all people of West Louisiana. November 16, 1993 — Map (db m19020) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Church 1913
Construction on the first Catholic Church in Leesville was begun by Father Q. Vanderburg in 1913. The church was blessed by the Right Reverend Bishop Cornelius Van de Ven on April 26, 1914. The first resident administrator was The Reverend Dennis A. . . . — Map (db m86791) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Sgt. Abe Allen — 1896-1941
Only soldier from Louisiana to serve under General John J. Pershing's "One Hundred Heroes" in World War I, Company B, 28th Infantry. Received Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal. — Map (db m86665) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — The Leesville Hotel — Circa 1907
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m38337) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — The Lyons Building — Circa 1907
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m38338) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — The Nona Mills Lumber Company
Organized in 1898, the Nona Mills Lumber Company of Nona, Texas established a saw mill at Leesville in 1899. Company officers were Pres. F.L. Carroll, Vice Pres. G.R. Ferguson, Sec. Treas. J.N. Gilbert, and Asst. Treas. L.B. Pikin. Serviced by its . . . — Map (db m38340) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — The Red Hound Bar — Circa 1917
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Originally a U.S. Post Office, this building later housed the Red Hound Bar, which opened in the 1930's. During the Great Louisiana . . . — Map (db m38343) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — The Vernon Bank
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Established in 1899 as the "Bank of Leesville" on this site. The first bank in Leesville/Vernon Parish. Founded by Mr. George R. Ferguson . . . — Map (db m38344) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Vernon Baptist Association
At the 24th annual session of the Sabine Association, Oct. 16, 1871, delegates from the First District petitioned for Letters of Dismission for the purpose of forming the Vernon Baptist Association. Signing for the churches were: Benjamin Franklin . . . — Map (db m109437) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Vernon Parish Courthouse — Circa 1910
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m38345) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Vernon Parish Founders
John R. Smart "Father of Vernon Parish" introduced act to create parish. Served in Louisiana House and Senate before and after war between the states: signed 1852 Louisiana Constitution. Named Leesville for Gen. Robert E. Lee. A successful planter, . . . — Map (db m38346) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Vernon Parish Veterans' Memorial
Dedicated to the glory of God and in reverent memory of those in Vernon Parish who gave their lives in service for their country. — Map (db m38347) HM
Louisiana (Vernon Parish), Leesville — Wolf Rock Cave
Rivers & streams flowing across broad coastal plains 24-30 million years ago (during the Oligocene period) deposited sediments making up the Catahoula Formation. The Catahoula formation, found in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, consists of . . . — Map (db m126069) HM

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