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This site along Georgia Street features a historical marker and a historic cabin that is associated with the city's most famous family. The Stark Cabin was built by horticulturalist James Hart Stark when he arrived in Lousiana in 1816. He founded the Stark Brother's Nursery, the world-famous fruit tree company that still exists today. The historical marker provides information about the city's past, including details about how James Stark started the business, how the city was founded, and notable figures from the 19th and 20th centuries.


  • The historical marker features a brief historical overview of the city.
  • The Pioneer Stark Cabin was built by James Hart Stark, who went on to found Stark Brother's Nursery.
"Louisiana." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed July 1, 2019.  https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=78675&Result=1.

Photos: The Historical Marker Database