Next year Vernon Parish will recognize Fort Polk's 80th birthday. Between 1940 and 1945 the United States War Department took possession of privately owned land to develop Camp Polk (upgraded to fort in 1955) and Peason Ridge.

In total, about 700 families and 31 businesses were displaced.  The following list contains 317 of the owners: 

Charles Leon Adams, Fred Allen, Monroe Arnold, Stella Perkins Ashmore, G. L. Austin Est., Howard Floyd Barrington, Edmond Bass Est., Frank Bass Est., George Henry Bass Est., William Henry Bass Est., William Jackson Bass, Michel Juat Bethune Est., William J. Blackmon Est., Ida Bloodsworth, Daniel Duncan Blue Sr., Edwin Daniel Boone, Ely Macom Brack Est., James Macom Brack Est., Kennie Brack, Louis Brack, Robert Washington  Brack Est., Dock Brewster, A. L. Bridges, John Thomas Bridges Est., Mack B. Bridges, W. E. Bridges, Dock Brister, Finis/Finas Brister, J. M. Brown, John Roderick Brown Est., William Warfield/Washington Brown, Elmer Browning, Thomas Henry Burke, John Donaphan Burnett Jr., J. H. Burns, John W. Burns Est., William T. Burton, Jeremiah L. Busby, Elijah Lige Calhoun Est., Henry Mitchell Calhoun Est., Jessie Julius Calhoun Est., Mitchell Gipson Calhoun Est., Almon Carlock Est., John Thomas Carlock Est., Young Crockett Carlock Est., James Wesley Cavanaugh Est., May McManus Cavanaugh Est., Michael A. Cavanaugh Est., Patick Henry Cavanaugh Jr/Sr. Est., James Alfred Cooper, Annie Mae Craft, John Fredrick Craft Est., John H. Craft, Samuel Luther Craft Est., William Jefferson Craft Est., George Richard Cryer Est., Riley Matthew Cryer Est., Hiram Davis, James Daniel Davis, John Calvin Davis Est., William Jefferson Davis, Hardy Derwood/Henry Dear, Hardy McLemore Deason, Clyde Dowden, G. C. Dowden, Ivy Dowden, Leonard Joseph Dowden, William Asa Dowden, W. T. Dowden, Jacob Branson Duckworth, Harvey Elijah Eddleman Est., Henry Carl Eddleman, James Henry Eddleman Est., George Rose Ferguson, Ervin E. Fletcher, Irvin Fletcher, Isaac Edward Fletcher Est., Mrs. Nora Ethel Jeane Ford, Calvin Fowler, Christopher C. Funderburk, Claudia Nash Gill, Gilbert Adron Gish, Rachel Hillman Goins Est., J. D. Gourney, Francis Glass, Dr. W. M. Glass, Helen M/D. Glasscock, Daniel Rufus Goins, Harvey A. Golemon, William Washington Golemon, Jessie Fhazell Goodwin, William Homer Goodwin, Charles Clinton Graham Est., Samuel Clinton Graham Est., John D. Grant, Mrs. Ida B. Grass, J. W. Grass, B. F. Greene Est., Lloidie Gunter, Alyce Marie Haight, Henry Harvey Haight, Elijah Thomas Hall, Thomas Rollins Hardin, Charlie Preston Harper, Azariah "Azzie" R. Haymon Est., Blanche Jeane Haymon, Clemie Ryar Haymon, Elias Haymon, Mrs. Florence Haymon, Floyd Haymon Est., Hester William Haymon Est., Hezekiah Haymon Jr. Est., James Malaciah Haymon Est., Jeremiah "Jerry" M. Haymon Est., L. Haymon, Lonnie H. Haymon Est., Willie Lee Haymon, Fred O. Haynes, W. E. Haynes, John Bunion Hays, James Robert Hicks, John Jefferson Hicks, Louis/Lewis Greene Hilton, Mitchell Perry Hinson, E. D. Hoffpauir, Daniel Howard Est., Hezekiah Howard Est., John Thomas Howard Est., Richard A. Howard Est., J. N. Hudgens, James Robert Huggins Sr. Est., Truitt Huggins, David Stillman  Hyde, Charles David James Est., Christopher Columbus James Est., Charley James, Daniel Edward James Est., John James Est., John Robert James Est., Jesse James Est., Lloyd NMN James, Ludie McKee James, Millard Filmore James, W. G. James, Walter Lee James Est., Wilburn James Est., William Henry James Est., C. C. Jardin, Austin Clinton Jeane, Garrett Edgar Jeane, Dr. James William Jeane, Charles W. Jeane, George Wesley Jeane Jr., Henry Wilson Jeane Est., Joseph Harold Jeane, Mrs. Ida Keller Jeane, James Monroe Jeane Sr., John Thomas Jeane, Julia Ann Jeane, Robert Marvin Jeane, William Marvin Jeane Est., Charles M. Jeter, J. E. Jeter, J. W. Jeter, Alice Johnson, Andrew Jackson Johnson, Dave/Dear Johnson, Oran Fletcher Johnson, Mrs. Harmon Johnson, Huel Johnson, Louis Johnson, James Calvin Jones, Wiley/Willie L. Jones, Jean Myriel King, R. D. Knight, W. N. Know, William Allen Koonce, Joseph "Joe" Harold LaCaze, Francis LeBleu, Joseph Harold LeBlue Est., George Hildred/Hilyard Locke, Lue Washington Locke, Benson Howard Lyons, Lula Lyons, Mary Ann Maddox, Mitchell Elias Maddox, William I. Maddox, Dave McCollough, M. M. McCollough, Perry Aquilla McElveen, Charles Chester McInnis Est., George Lafayette McInnis Sr. Est., James William McInnis, James William and George Willis McInnis Est., Roderick Beauregard McInnis Est., David B. McKee, Elba/Ella McKee, George R. McKee Est., James Henry McKee Est., J. B. McKee, Jeremiah Bullard Est., James Benjamin McKee, James Henry McKee, Jesse James McKee Est., Lester McKee, Vernie/Versie McKee, Mars McLean, Berry Cader McMullen Est., Frank Miller Est., Ruth Isabel Mitchell, Dixon Monk, John Monk Est., Henry E. (Ella Watson) Moore Est., Robert Moore, Oscar Edmund Morris, George D. Morrison, Iona A. Morrison, William Madison Musgrove, Charles Washington Nash, George Washington Nash, John Wesley Nash, Mrs. Missouri Josephine Nash, Napoleon NMN Nash, Wilburn Jackson Nash, Rudolph Thomas Nolde, George Hammond Oakes, Harvey Oakes, J. C. Oakes, John Neal Oakes, Mrs. Mary Katherine "Katie" Oakes, Mitchell Neal Oakes, William LeBlue Oakes, J. R. Odom Jr., Rufus Lemuel Owens, Coleman Owers, James Owers, Joa Pate, Miss Josephine "Joy" Pate, John William Pelt Jr./Sr., Lucy Scarborough Pelt, Mrs. Jim Peoples, Perle "Pearl" Perkins, C. Pitre, Columbus Pitre, DJ. M. Poe, Emily Powell, W. R. Roberson, Ida jeane Roberts, Joseph F. Rogers, Ida Vestie Rowzee, A. F. Sandell, Emma Florence Sanders, Mual Coburn Sanders, Charles Albert Sarver, John Scarber, Robert Douglas Schaefer, John Searber, Hill Self, H. E. Self, Jehu Tarver Self, Lucinda Jeane Self, Oscar Self, William Joe Self, Georgeanna Francis Shankle, Thomas Marion Shankle, Albert A. Sharp, William M. Sharp, Henry Norris Shaver, Grady Singletary Est., George Sliman, Henry Barzell Smith, H. W. Smith, Hick Smith, James Lafayette Smith, Lois Haymon Smith, Penn Kannalus Snell, Mrs. William Joshua Spears, John W. Spillers, Frank Kenneth Stevens/Stephens, Ezra Edwin Stewart, James Edward Swain, Sarah E. Swain, C. B. Talbert, Mrs. Sarah Viola Thompson, William Marcus Thompson, Claude Noah Thornton Est., William Aaron Thornton Est., John Raleigh Turner, Spear Marion Turner, Thomas Varnell, Wid Varnell, Edgar J. Wadsworth, Joshua Jackson/Jefferson Walker, Martha Watson, Clarence Nick Watts, C. W. Watts, Charles Frank Weeks, Jesse James Weeks. Andrew Jackson Welch, Ervin B. Weldon, Jefferson Jackson Weldon, Pleasant W. West, Rollie West, Simon R. West Jr./Sr., Pearlie White, Marion Monroe Whitley, Earl E. Willis, Mary C. Wilson, Samuel Lee Woods, W. E. Woods, Lawson Dee Woosley, Lovett Word, Mrs. Ruth Young.