“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Saint Rose in Saint Charles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)


Elkinsville-Freetown Marker image. Click for full size.
December 9, 2016
1. Elkinsville-Freetown Marker
After the Civil War in 1873, Palmer Elkins, a free man of color, purchased property, tracts 8, 9, & 10 for $943.50. Mr. Elkins was the President of the St. Mary Benevolent Association and helped to educate freed men of color. In 1880, he asked several freed men of color to rear their families and receive training for a living in Elkinsville, also known as Freetown.
The first nineteen landowners were:
Palmer Elkins
Abraham Jackson
George Cacher
John Marby
Smith McCutcheons
Frank Peters
James and Ellen Price
Robert Williams
Betsy Cacher
Thorton Alexander
August Freigil
Mary Louis
Stephen Henderson
Nancy Leonce
John Leonce
Antoine Jones
Jacob Banks
Hockley Watts
Williams Robertson
Location. 29° 56.554′ N, 90° 19.275′ W. Marker is in Saint Rose, Louisiana, in Saint Charles Parish. Marker is on River Road (State Highway 48) near 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the levee at 1st Street terminus. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Rose LA 70087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Labranche Plantation Dependency (approx. ¾ mile away); Mule Barn
Elkinsville-Freetown Marker image. Click for full size.
December 9, 2016
2. Elkinsville-Freetown Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Destrehan Manor House (approx. 2.7 miles away); George Prince Ferry Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Hale Boggs Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Saint Charles Borromeo Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); St. Charles Borromeo "Little Red Church" (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Hale Boggs Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2016.
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