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Escambia County Historic Marker

 

Location of sign - Highway 19 and 15 Junction, Alabama

 

Photo taken- January 2006

 

Escambia County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Site Of Pollard

 

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 located here during Civil War. Also sit 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.

 

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