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Port Vincent in Livingston Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773-1777

 
 
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Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, November 27, 2021
1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription.  In 1775, traveling by boat Bartram passed here, noting higher land and trees " of an incredible magnitude"
 
Erected 2021 by Livingston Parish Council, Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, Edward Livingston Historical Association, Inc. and St. Joseph Catholic Church. In cooperation with The Bartram Trail Conference.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list.
 
Location. 30° 19.943′ N, 90° 51.055′ W. Marker is in Port Vincent, Louisiana, in Livingston Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 42, 0.2 miles east of Louisiana Route 431, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denham Springs LA 70726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Port Vincent (approx. Ό mile away); Galveztown (approx. 2.4 miles away); French Settlement
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Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, November 27, 2021
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(approx. 3.9 miles away); Hebron Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away); The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc. / Ascension Parish Negro Fairgrounds (approx. 7 miles away); Prairieville Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Viet Nam/ Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Vincent.
 
More about this marker. Located on the Livingston Parish side of the Amite River Bridge at Port Vincent.
 
Regarding William Bartram Trail. This marker is now part of approximately 40 markers found in eight states that trace the pioneering exploratory journey of William Bartram in the 1770s. The marker stands near the bridge over the Amite River at a spot where Bartram might well have stepped off his boat on his journey of discovery. His observations on his lengthy trek through much of the Southeastern corner of the United States are still studied today.
 
William Bartram portrait by Charles Willson Peale. image. Click for full size.
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3. William Bartram portrait by Charles Willson Peale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 205 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   3. submitted on November 28, 2021.

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Aug. 16, 2022