“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

The Republic of West Florida


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November 11, 2017
1. The Republic of West Florida Marker
The Spanish fort, San Carlos, at Baton Rouge was captured in a rebellion by the citizens of the Florida Parishes, and a Republic was established under the blue flag with a white star.

St. Francisville was the capital

This independent nation, complete with a constitution, governor, and small army, lasted 74 days before being accepted as a territory of the United States, later to be part of the new State of Louisiana in 1812.

The Republic flag was buried is a ceremony not far from this spot.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 46.493′ N, 91° 23.151′ W. Marker is in St. Francisville, Louisiana, in West Feliciana Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Royal Street and Prosperity Street, on the left when traveling west on Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Francisville LA 70775, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Propinquity (within shouting distance of this marker); British West Florida (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse

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November 10, 2017
2. The Republic of West Florida Marker
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(about 300 feet away); The "St. Francisville Democrat" (about 300 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); Old Burying Ground (about 600 feet away); Bayou Sara (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Caboose (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Francisville.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2017.

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