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

Benjamin Parker Thomas

1782-1835

 
 
Benjamin Parker Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2016
1. Benjamin Parker Thomas Marker
Inscription. On Sept. 24, 1810, a group of West Floridians on horseback, led by Gen. Philemon Thomas and his military aide, Col. Benj. Parker Thomas, seized the old Baton Rouge Fort, ending 30 yrs. of Spanish control of West Florida.

The General's daughter Elizabeth, wife and cousin of Benjamin, was buried here in 1841 and later four grandchildren. Benjamin died in 1835 and was probably buried here, but there are no records to verify it. Gravesites are lost.

B.P. Thomas was a Major in the War of 1812.
 
Location. 30° 24.282′ N, 91° 10.335′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Oxford Avenue 0.1 miles south of East Parker Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in the Historic Highland Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Baptiste Kleinpeter (a few steps from this marker); George Garig (a few steps from this marker); Highland Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Highland Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); March Of Galvez
Benjamin Parker Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
February 26, 2016
2. Benjamin Parker Thomas Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Delta Zeta Sorority (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sugar Kettle (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of the LSU Students (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Highland Cemetery. (Submitted on February 29, 2016.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Oxford Ave. Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, February 26, 2016
3. Oxford Ave. Cemetery Entrance
 
 
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