Site of Pollard
Posted by: ggmorton
N 31° 02.784 W 087° 10.513
16R E 483280 N 3434757
Quick Description: A small town in southern Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 3:43:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM25Z9
Located 1 1/2 miles south, town of Pollard established 1861 at juncture of Alabama & Florida and Mobile & Great Northern railroads. Named for Charles T. Pollard, builder of Alabama & Florida Railroad.
One of largest military training camps of Confederacy located here during Civil War. Also site of major Confederate stores depot. Town suffered much destruction in Federal raids of December 1864 and March 1865.
Served as first county seat of Escambia County from 1868 until 1883 when county government moved to Brewton.
Marker Name: Site of Pollard
Marker Type: Rural Roadside
Date Dedicated / Placed: 1982
Marker Number: Not Listed
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