Near Tallulah in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
When Gen. U.S. Grant's Federal forces occupied Madison Parish, an officer and several soldiers came to Crescent with orders to burn the house, but did not because a sick lady, a member of the Dancy family, was in the home. The mansion is still standing, and in excellent state of preservation.
Erected by State of Louisiana. (Marker Number LA-GG-3.)
Location. 32° 22.184′ N, 91° 9.829′ W. Marker is near Tallulah, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 602 and Crescent Plantation Drive, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 602. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Crescent Plantation Drive, Tallulah LA 71282, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schicker Mound (approx. 2.7 miles away); Skirmish at Richmond (approx. 2.7 miles away); Burning of Richmond (approx. 2.7 miles away); Scottland Plantation House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tallulah Madison Parish Confederate Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Milliken’s Bend (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fitzhugh Mounds (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallulah.
More about this marker. The last sentence(s) have been removed from the marker by burnishing.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Crescent Plantation. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. "Vignettes" of the Civil War - Crescent Plantation photo. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.