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Newellton in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Davis Plantations

 
 
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Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, July 19, 2019
1. Davis Plantations Marker
Inscription.  Four miles east of this marker in Warren County, Mississippi is Davis Island on which was located Briarfield Plantation, owned by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Hurricane Plantation, owned by Joseph Davis, older brother of Jefferson Davis, was also located on this island. Both homes were occupied by Union Troops in 1863.
 
Erected 1962 by Louisiana Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Grant’s March Through Louisiana series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 32° 6.983′ N, 91° 13.162′ W. Marker is in Newellton, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 605 and Highway 608 on Highway 605. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newellton LA 71357, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridges Across Holt's Bayou and Bayou Du Rosset (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away);
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Henry Watkins Allen (approx. 1.2 miles away); Balmoral Mounds (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hovey Cuts A Road (approx. 4˝ miles away); Shackleford Church Mounds (approx. 5.4 miles away); Linwood Plantation (approx. 6.6 miles away); Winter Quarters Plantation (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newellton.
 
Davis Plantations Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, July 19, 2019
2. Davis Plantations Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2019.   2. submitted on July 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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