Antioch: Potash Boom-Town
|LOCATION||Along Highway 2 at Antioch|
For a few years, the Antioch vicinity was one of the most impo9rtant potash-producting regions in the nation. Antioch grew from a small village to a town of about 2,000. When the first World War broke out, the United States was cut off from European sources of potash, which was a component of fertilizer used in the cotton belt. Historical Marker 213.