Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Prairie des Canots Seat of Justice
This marker is placed by Fort Miro Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, on property donated as a seat of justice by Don Juan Filhiol in 1816 out of his plantation at the Prairie des Canots.
Erected by Fort Miro Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
Location. 32° 29.941′ N, 92° 7.008′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Louisiana, in Ouachita Parish. Marker is on South Grand Street north of Calyspo Street, on the right when traveling north. Located on the front entrance walkway to the Ouachita Parish Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 South Grand Street, Monroe LA 71201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Miro (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct St. Matthew Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Art Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don Juan Filhiol Historic Preservation District (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First City Hall of West Monroe (approx. half a mile away); Trenton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Monroe Residential Historic District (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
More about this marker. Prairie des Canots translates to Prairie of the Canoes and marked the birth of today’s City of Monroe.
Also see . . . Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities article about Don Juan Filhiol. (Submitted on May 16, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.