Alabama Landing Is Remembered As One Of Busy Old Points

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 By Walter Hitesman Cotton and Influx of Settlers Kept Port One of Busiest Places; Name Originated From Pioneers of Alabama and Georgia A wizened old man, showing only about 65 of his 85 years, sat on the front porch of his home near Haile a short time ago and searched for … Continue reading Alabama Landing Is Remembered As One Of Busy Old Points

Marion Is Considered One Of Oldest Towns

The Gazette October 5, 1939 Town Named After County In Alabama Early Settlers Made Start At Present Site Another one of Union Parish's earliest settlements -- Marion -- was settled, named and developed by settlers from Alabama. Working their way back from Alabama Landing and the Ouachita River, these settlers are supposed to have stopped … Continue reading Marion Is Considered One Of Oldest Towns

History of the Alabama Landing

Written by Jon McKinnie - 2013 Above is a photo of the Alabama Landing today, quite different from the thriving port in the 1800's (below) In 1541-1542, Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto's expedition included the first white men to explore this particular area of north Louisiana. They had traveled throughout mid-America from the Mobile, Ala., starting … Continue reading History of the Alabama Landing