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Grant Parish and Town of Colfax Historic Marker

 

Location of sign -Parish Road, Colfax, Louisiana

 

Photo taken- April 2008

 

Grant Parish and Town of Colfax Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Grant Parish and Town of Colfax 

 

Grant Parish was formed in 1869 from parts of Winn and Rapides parishes by Act 82 of the Louisiana legislature and named for 

President U.S. Grant. Colfax, incorporated in 1878, was named for U. S. Vice President Schuyler Colfax. once known as 

Calhoun's Landing, it was part of a 14,000 acre plantation owned by Meridith and Wm. Calhoun.

 

Erected by the Grant Arts Council

 

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