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Near Grand Ecore in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Fort Selden

 
 
Site of Fort Selden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Site of Fort Selden Marker
Inscription.  About 2 miles NW. Occupied 1816-17 and 1819-22. Purpose was to police southwestern frontier and guard Red River and Bayou Pierre. Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, commander of the Western Department, had his headquarters here for a time.
 
Erected by Cane River National Heritage Area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 31° 48.896′ N, 93° 5.177′ W. Marker is near Grand Ecore, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Natchitoches-Winfield Highway (State Highway 6) and Par Road 429, on the left when traveling north on Natchitoches-Winfield Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Military Road #11 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Camp Salubrity (approx. 2˝ miles away); Natchitoches Indians (approx. 3˝ miles away); Natchitoches Historic District (approx.
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3.6 miles away); Louis Juchereau de St. Denis (approx. 3.6 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of Fort Claiborne (approx. 3.6 miles away); Roque House (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Edmund P. Gaines. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Fort Selden (1). (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Site of Fort Selden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Site of Fort Selden Marker
Gen. Edmund P. Gaines image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
3. Gen. Edmund P. Gaines
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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