Historic Markers Across Alabama



Site of Pollard



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: U.S. Hwy 31 between Flomaton and Brewton
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 31° 2.795    W 087° 10.49
  31.04659    -87.17494
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Located 1½ miles south, town of Pollard established in 1861 at juncture of Alabama & Florida and Mobile & Great Northern railroads.

One of the 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.







End of Site of Pollard