About This Place
Pollock is a town in Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 376 at the 2000 census. Pollock and southern Grant Parish have been booming in recent years with residential and business growth. The population of Pollock has increased drastically since the last census as a result of the annexation of the land surrounding a federal prison, the United States Penitentiary, Pollock.
The town proper that sprang up in 1892, around the sawmill was named Pollock in honor of the manager of the Big Creek Sawmill and Lumber Company, Captain James W. Pollock.
Pollock is located at 31°31′29″N 92°24′32″W / 31.52472°N 92.40889°W / 31.52472; -92.40889 (31.524760, -92.408866) and has an elevation of 118 feet (36.0 m). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.