Ponchatoula is the second-largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 6,559 at the 2010 census and 7,545 at the 2020 population estimates program. == Etymology == It is speculated that the name is derived from the Choctaw words Pashi meaning "hair" and perhaps itula or itola meaning "to fall" or "to hang" or "flowing" in the Choctaw language == History == === William Akers === Ponchatoula was originally established as a small fishing village around 1820. Then in the year 1839 a man named William Akers moved into town and purchased over 1000 acres from the United States Federal Government. William began farming and harvesting the local virgin pine timber and pulling the logs to a nearby sawmill with teams of oxen.
Neighborhoods in Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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42317 Penrose StreetPonchatoula Louisiana 70454United States
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