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

Flag of West Florida

September 23 - December 10, 1810

 
 
Flag of West Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
1. Flag of West Florida Marker
Inscription. Under authority of the West Florida Convention, troops commanded by Philemon Thomas captured the Spanish fort and Governor at Baton Rouge September 23, 1810. The independent Republic of West Florida was established and it's blue flag with a white star flew here until Governor W.C.C. Claiborne with U.S. troops occupied Baton Rouge and raised the Stars and Stripes.
 
Location. 30° 26.735′ N, 91° 11.316′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from St. Louis Street 0.1 miles south of North Boulevard. Click for map. Located in the Galvez Plaza courtyard, behind the Clerk of Court building. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag of Spain (here, next to this marker); Flag of the Confederate States of America (here, next to this marker); Flag of England (here, next to this marker); Flag Of France (a few steps from this marker); Flag of the State of Louisiana (a few steps from this marker); Repentance Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Mestrovic Court
Flag of West Florida image. Click for full size.
October 3, 2015
2. Flag of West Florida
(within shouting distance of this marker); Capture Of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Seven Flags waving image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, October 3, 2015
3. Seven Flags waving
7 flags over Baton Rouge image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
4. 7 flags over Baton Rouge
 
 
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