Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Molaisonville / St. James Square
Jacques Molaison arrived in Louisiana with his family in 1785, settling on a Spanish land grant north of this site. He established a mercantile business and the community that grew around it became known as Molaisonville. An 1854 map shows a layout of the settlement that was incorporated in 1901, eventually becoming the Town of Brusly.
St. James Square
Brusly once had a public square carved from four blocks closest to the river. A quarter of each block, at the intersections of Centre (Gwin), St. James and Ambroise Streets, was dedicated to create the square. After several levee setbacks, most of the blocks bordering St. James Square were lost, leaving this triangle of land at the intersection of Bourg and East Main Streets to mark the location.
Erected 2008 by Town Of Brusly.
Location. 30° 23.2′ N, 91° 14.043′ W. Marker is in Brusly, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of South Kirkland Drive (Parish Route 988) and East Main Street (Parish Route 989-2), on the right when traveling south on South Kirkland Drive. Click for map. On the triangle of land at the intersection
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Brusly High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brusly, Louisiana (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles P. Adams (approx. 0.6 miles away); Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Cinclare Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Lukeville School (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Back Brusly Oak (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brusly.
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