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Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ft. St. Jean Baptiste

(Six Blocks South)

 
 
Ft. St. Jean Baptiste Marker image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2005
1. Ft. St. Jean Baptiste Marker
English Side.
Inscription.
(English)
Built about 1715 by request of Saint Denis to halt the Spanish expansion eastward. Natchitoches Indians, allies of the French, gave their name to the city.

(French)
Fort St-Jean-Baptiste
(a 300 meters au Sud)


Construit vers 1715 à la demande de Juchereau de St-Denis, afin d'arreter l'expansion espagnole vers l'Est. Les Indiens Natchitoches, alliés aux Français, donnérent leur nom à la ville.

(plaque)
Dedicated January 30,1965 by the St. Denis Chapter, D.A.R. Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Erected 1955 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 31° 45.586′ N, 93° 5.168′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is on Front Street (Louisiana Route 6) north of Touline Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roque House (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. ¼ mile
Ft. St. Jean Baptiste Marker image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2005
2. Ft. St. Jean Baptiste Marker
French Side
away); Louis Juchereau De St. Denis (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Fort Claiborne (approx. ¼ mile away); Natchitoches Indians (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonial Gateway Corral (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Plauche Place / Ducournau Plantation (approx. 7 miles away); Badin-Roque House (approx. 12.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Natchitoches.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 9, 2015.)
2. Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 9, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
 
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