Welcome to the City of Walker
In 1825, Michael Milton and his wife, Martha Clark, along with several slaves, blazed a trail from the Amite River near Benton Ferry Landing and founded Walker. The resulting village that grew up was first named Milton Old Field. A post office was first established in the area in 1856 and named in honor of Dr. William E. Walker of Springfield, a state legislator respresenting the area. He died of disease during the Civil War while serving as an officer in the Confederate States Army. The post office was discontinued in 1860, then reopened in 1876 - first as Milton Old Field then Ralley Hill Post Office. It was finally renamed Walker in 1890. The Town of Walker was incorporated in 1909, and its corporate limits now include the former incorporated village of Corbin, which was annexed in 1971 after a municipal merger election. Walker unofficially became a city in 2002, when its population first exceeded 5,000. The change became official in August 2011, when Gov. Bobby Jindal formally proclaimed Walker a city.
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The City of Walker will be having a Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Line-up will start at 1:00 at Walker High School. If you are interested in participating in the parade, please fill out the entry form and either fax to 225-667-9075 or email to email@example.com
Ring in the holiday at our Country Christmas Festival
Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays at our free Country Christmas Festival from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Sstroll through our Walker Wonderland, hum along with caroling choirs, hop aboard the Polar Express for a train ride, play in the artificial snow, bounce around or slide down the inflatables, drink hot chocolate and other festival fare, and await the dramatic arrival of Santa Claus.