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Donaldsonville in Ascension Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Donaldsonville

 
 
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December 18, 2010
1. Donaldsonville Marker
Inscription.  Made capital of Louisiana in 1830; Legislature met from January 4 to March 16 and reconvened in 1831. In 1848 the old State House, located across from this site, was razed, and its bricks used to prevent wavewash at the bayou's mouth.
 
Erected 1970 by Louisiana Tourist Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 30° 6.279′ N, 90° 59.409′ W. Marker is in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish. Marker is on Houmas Street north of Opelousas Street, on the left when traveling north. Located in front of Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Houmas St, Donaldsonville LA 70346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles "Chalou" Trepagnier Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis T. Nicholls (within shouting distance of this marker); War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Crescent Park
Donaldsonville Marker and Ascension Parish Court House image. Click for full size.
December 10, 2010
2. Donaldsonville Marker and Ascension Parish Court House
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory Of (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bicentennial Jazz Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Donaldsonville (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Donaldsonville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2015. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 8, 2015.   2. submitted on September 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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