The Polk History website is maintained by the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk's Cultural Resource Program (CRP). The website was initially developed in 2007 as part of an outreach effort to Heritage Families of Camp Polk and Peason Ridge and other community members and individuals interested in the culture and history of the Fort Polk area. The Polk History website content is growing to include a broader range of information on the archeological and paleontological resources of Fort Polk, as well as the Installation's curation program.
For questions or comments about this webpage or the Fort Polk CRP, please complete the form below. The Fort Polk CRP Manager will respond as soon as possible.
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Fort Polk and the Heritage Family Association
Fort Polk's CRP works closely with the Heritage Family Association (HFA), a private not-for-profit entity formed in 2012 by members of the Heritage Families, a group of almost 700 families who were displaced from their homes and land for creation of Camp Polk and Peason Ridge in the early 1940s. The purpose of the HFA is to encourage interest in family history, genealogy, and the lifeways of the Heritage Families and ancestors. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the family history and heritage of the Camp Polk, Peason Ridge and surrounding areas of Louisiana.
For more information about the HFA, please log onto its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heritage-Family-Association/1414477782098990?sk=timeline