“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Francois Rouquier Homesite

Francois Rouquier Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 18, 2007
1. Francois Rouquier Homesite Marker
Inscription.  At this location stood the home of Francois Rouquier, early Natchitoches Indian trader and farmer. The house foundations, dating circa 1780 were uncovered during archaeological excavations undertaken in 1975.
Erected 1981 by Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 31° 44.354′ N, 93° 6.71′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 1, one mile south of University Parkway (Louisiana Route 6), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, 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. Colonial Gateway Corral (approx. 1.2 miles away); Northwestern State University (approx. 1˝ miles away); The American Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort St. Jean Baptiste (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named The American Cemetery
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Saint Jean Baptiste (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Jefferson Highway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Henri de Tonti (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchitoches.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 24, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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