West Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Don Juan Filhiol Historic Preservation District
Near this marker stood the plantation home of the French couple Jean Baptiste and Francois Poiret Filhiol. Arriving in the area shortly after their marriage in 1780, they were among the first settlers to come to this area. This site was a part of his large Spanish land grant. They were a true pioneer couple and brought two sons and a daughter into the world.
As a Frenchman, Jean Baptiste served in the Spansh Army fighting against the British in the Florida Parishes. While campaigning he became known as Don Juan Filhiol. He relinquished this Spanish title in 1800 upon his retirement as Commandant of Fort Miro and the Ouachita Territory.
Erected 1993 by Chief Tusquahoma Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and West Monroe Historic Preservation Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list.
Location. 32° 29.96′ N, 92° 7.261′ W. Marker is in West
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prairie des Canots Seat of Justice (approx. ¼ mile away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First City Hall of West Monroe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Art Alley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Miro (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Matthew Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trenton (approx. 1½ miles away); Monroe Residential Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Monroe.
More about this marker. Located at the western foot of the Endom Bridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.