Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
General Philemon Thomas
A roughhewn soldier of the Revolution, Thomas played a key role in the West Florida Rebellion, 1810, and served as district military commander in the Battle of New Orleans, 1815. The distinguished patriot also represented this community as sheriff, territorial legislator and representative to both the state legislature and the Congress. His home stood on this site.
Erected by Baton Rouge City-Parish.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 30° 26.759′ N, 91° 11.189′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of America Street and St. Ferdinand Street, on the right when traveling west on America Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mestrovic Court (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alvin Batiste (about 500 feet away); North Boulevard at St. Louis Frank Hayden (about 500 feet away); Former Governor's Mansion (about 500 feet away); Old Post Office (about 500 feet away); Oliver Pollock (about 600 feet away); Beauregard Town (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Gen. Philemon Thomas. (Submitted on November 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.