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Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cantonment Atkinson

1829-1832

 
 
Cantonment Atkinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, March 19, 2020
1. Cantonment Atkinson Marker
Inscription.  
A military post established by the Federal Government for the protection of Louisiana against illicit border warfare following the Louisiana Purchase.
 
Erected 1940 by Calcasieu Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 30° 14.098′ N, 93° 13.272′ W. Marker is in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Boulevard east of I-10 Service Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Charles LA 70601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bilbo Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Raymond M. Clausen (about 400 feet away); Douglas B. Fournet (about 400 feet away); Edward Schowalter, Jr.
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(about 400 feet away); Michael J. Novasel (about 400 feet away); Jefferson J. DeBlanc (about 400 feet away); Leroy Johnson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
 
Cantonment Atkinson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, March 19, 2020
2. Cantonment Atkinson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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