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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Scott's Bluff

Scott's Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
February 5, 2010
1. Scott's Bluff Marker
Inscription. This bluff is believed to have been named for Dr. William Bernard Scott, who bought the property from Lelia Skipwith in 1839. She was the daughter of Fulwar Skipwith, governor of the 1810 West Florida republic and widow of Thomas Bolling Robertson, governor of Louisiana 1820-1824. Both governors lived here. Robertson from 1823 to 1828 and Skipwith in the 1830's.
Location. 30° 31.282′ N, 91° 11.837′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Leon Netterville Drive and James J Prestage Street, on the right when traveling south on Leon Netterville Drive. Click for map. On the Campus of Southern University. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern University (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Southern University (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poplar Grove Plantation (approx. 2 miles away); James "Slim Harpo" Moore (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sunrise (approx. 3.1 miles away); Gear from Cinclare Mill (approx. 4.3 miles away); Third Parish Courthouse (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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