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Pollard, AL

People first began to settle in this portion of Escambia County in the early 1800's.  The town began to be referred to as Pollard between 1854 and 1861, when Charles T. Pollard, the founder and president of the Alabama and Florida Railroad, constructed a railroad connecting the town with Montgomery, and Pensacola, Florida.  As a railroad hub it saw action during the civil war including the establishment of a confederate training camp.  It was later raided by union calvary during the movement on Fort Blakely.  You can read about the interesting history of this small town, in the online encyclopedia of Alabama (



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