Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Oldest Settlement In West Baton Rouge
—Village Of Brusly Landing Incorporated October 1, 1901 —
Following the 1755 exile from Nova Scotia Acadians & descendants received Spanish land grants and settled the area. Among those arriving in 1785 was Jacques Molaison, who began a business. A settlement grew around his land; the name Brusly Landing evolved as steamboats stopped to pick up locally grown cotton. Today residents and descendants of early settlers call Brusly home.
Le Peuplement de West Baton Rouge
Brusly Fonde Le 1er Octobre 1901
Après l'exil de nouvelle-ecosse en 1755, les Acadiens recurent des terres du gouverneur Espagnol et s'installerent. Jacques Molaison arriva en 1785 et etablit un commerce.Un village se developpa alentour. Les bateaux arret a l'embarcadere de Brusly pour charger le coton des environs. Les habitants actuels de Brusly sont les descendants des pionniers de 1785.
Erected 2003 by West Baton Rouge Historical Association.
Location. 30° 23.172′ N, 91° 14.672′ W. Marker is in Brusly, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of South Vaughn Drive (State Highway 1) and East St. Francis Street, on the left when traveling south on South Vaughn Drive. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles P. Adams (a few steps from this marker); Historic Lukeville School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Molaisonville / St. James Square (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Back Brusly Oak (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Brusly High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Cinclare Plantation (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brusly.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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