If you’re road tripping through Louisiana hop on over to this roadside attraction – it is TOAD-ally worth it! Frog Level in Rodessa, Louisiana is a RIBBITing historical marker that is like no other.
Frog Level is a small historical marker found on the side of the road in Rodessa, Louisiana. It features two tall brick pillars topped with two green concrete frogs . The local monument celebrates those who migrated to ousiiana from Georgia and Alabama, with one pillar marked “GEORGIA” and the other “Alabama.”
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A plaque between the two amphibeans gives the history of this weird roadside attraction:
Frog Level and Rodessa
A town meeting was called in the 1800’s by Noah Tyson Sr., store owner, police juror and post master, to name their town. The frogs were hollering in a nearby pond. A man from Alabama jumped up and said, “Let’s name it Frog Level” and so they did. On April 11, 1879, M.C. Spearman was appointed post master. Frog Level’s name was changed to Rodessa in 1898 when the K.C.S. Railroad was built in this area. The president of the K.C.S named the town after his daughter, we’re told. In July of 1935 the I.L. Young gas well was brought in by United Gas Company, opening one of Louisiana’s major oil fields. As of January 1, 1973, 101,773,804 barrels of crude oil have been produced on the Louisiana side.
Address: Rodessa, LA 71069
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible