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  • Madison Parish Courthouse, Tallulah, Louisiana
    Madison Parish Courthouse, Tallulah,...
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    Madison County Courthouse, Tallulah, Louisiana 2 more images

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Madison Parish Courthouse is located in the heart of downtown Tallulah and also in the center of Madison Parish. It sits at the junction of US 80 and US 65.

    The white columned building was built on the Colonial Revival Style in 1925. It was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1989, due to it's historic significance in both architecture and engineering. This is not a tourist attraction but is the functioning seat of government for Madison Parish. However, visitors are welcome to visit the facility.

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    Tallulah Visitor Center

    by Basaic Written Feb 9, 2009

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    There is a nice Welcome Center on Interstate 20 just across the border from Mississippi. Here you can get brochures about different attractions throughout the state, coupons for hotels, free coffee, free state maps, and othet information to help you plan your visit.

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    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated May 21, 2008

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    This Confederate Monument, on the Parish County Courthouse lawn, stands as a memorial to the brave men who fought to defend their homeland against northern invaders during what they called the War for Southern Independence.

    Tallulah saw action during the Vicksburg Campaign. Two of my many kinfolk who were Confederate soldiers (uncles from Alabama) fought in that campaign. One was killed and the other was captured. My uncles, like the overwhelming majority of Confederate soldiers, were poor dirt farmers who owned neither slave nor plantaion. they fought to preserve the Constitiution and to defend themselves against an out-of-control federal government.

    The inscription on this monument reads very simply:

    In Memory Of Our
    Confederate Soldiers
    Of Madison Parish La
    Who Enlisted And
    Served During The
    War Between The States

    1861-1865

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    Tallulah Historical Marker

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated May 28, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Tallulah was founded as a town in the sovereign state of Louisiana in 1857. Five years later it was an important telegraph and railroad station on the Vicksburg, Shreveport, and Texas Railroad.

    That's when the people of the fledgling city found themselves facing the brunt of an aggressive and illegal northern army which was bent on forever changing the structure of "these" United States, turning the several sovereign states into a single empire called "The" United States of America.

    A historical marker on the Madison Parish courthouse lawn bears witness to the fateful day, August 18, 1962 when Lincoln's invading Federal troops, under Col. W. D. Bowen, destroyed the depot, telegraph office, and several railroad cars. The depot contained a large amount of sugar and supplies for the Confederate Army.

    When I read the historical marker, I took note of the fact that this was many months before Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which he called a "war measure," and slavery was not yet an issue in the war.

    The Vicksburg Campaign

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