Home of the Dogwood FestivalNative Americans first roamed this area of virgin pines and crystal streams. Then it was named Oction by early pioneer settlers. The Civil War Battle at Oction Hill occurred here in 1864. In 1889, Jay Gould, business tycoon and railroad magnate, built Iron Mountain Railroad through here. By 1892, he built Big Creek Lumber Company—- the largest pine sawmill in the world, and hired Captain James W. Pollock as the first manager of the sawmill. The town we now call Pollock sprang up. In 1906, the bustling town and prosperous mill burned. James F. Ball then purchased the remnants of the sawmill and renamed it Iron Mountain Lumber Company. The town was rebuilt, and on September 26, 1911, the State of Louisiana formally chartered the Town of Pollock. With its colorful past, progressive present and promising future, Pollock is a great place to call home——a place where "friendship" is free.
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|Date Added||Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 556378 N 3487967|
|Decimal Degrees||31.52525000, -92.40616667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 31.515', W 92° 24.37'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 31' 30.9" N, 92° 24' 22.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3813 LA-366, Pollock LA 71467, US|
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