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

Flag of Spain

1779-1810

 
 
Flag of Spain Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2015
1. Flag of Spain Marker
Inscription. Spanish troops commanded by Bernardo de Galvez captured the British fort at Baton Rouge on September 21, 1779. Although the historic Red-and-White Banner of Castile and Leon was the first Spanish flag to fly over the fort in 1785, the national flag of Spain was changed to the Red-and White Bars of Aragon which dominated West Florida for twenty five years.
 
Location. 30° 26.736′ N, 91° 11.316′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on St. Louis Street near North Blvd.. Click for map. Located in the Galvez Plaza court yard, 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 West Florida (here, next to this marker); Flag of England (here, next to this marker); Flag Of France (here, next to this marker); Flag of the Confederate States of America (here, next to this marker); Flag of the State of Louisiana (a few steps from this marker); Repentance Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Mestrovic Court (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. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
The "Red-and-White Banner of Castile and Leon" of Spain image. Click for full size.
October 3, 2015
2. The "Red-and-White Banner of Castile and Leon" of Spain
Seven Flags waving image. Click for full size.
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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