“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

The Myrtles

The Myrtles Marker image. Click for full size.
July 8, 2005
1. The Myrtles Marker
Inscription. Home of famed Gen. David Bradford, leader of the Whiskey Rebellion. The Myrtles was built in 1796 on a Spanish Land Grant. The architecture, elaborate plaster work and lacy ironwork make this twenty room mansion one of Louisiana's most unusual plantation homes.
Location. 30° 48.163′ N, 91° 23.199′ W. Marker is in St. Francisville, Louisiana, in West Feliciana Parish. Marker is on Old U.S. 61 0.3 miles north of Rinaudo Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Francisville LA 70775, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lt. Commander John E. Hart (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rosedown Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bayou Sara (approx. 2 miles away); West Feliciana Railroad (approx. 2 miles away); Afton Villa (approx. 2.8 miles away); Audubon Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); John Archer LeJeune (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Francisville.
Also see . . .  Myrtles Plantation. The National Park Service's page for The Myrtles:General David Bradford was forced to flee from President George Washington's army in 1794, because
The Myrtles Marker image. Click for full size.
July 8, 2005
2. The Myrtles Marker
of his leadership role in the Whisky Rebellion. General Bradford arrived in Louisiana and obtained a Spanish land grant of roughly 650 acres. A wealthy judge and businessman from Washington County, Pennsylvania, Bradford showed interest in the area before the conclusion of the unsuccessful Whisky Rebellion forced him to settle there. Bradford built the plantation that was later named "the Myrtles" in 1797.
(Submitted on July 19, 2015.) 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
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