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St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

West Feliciana Railroad

 
 
West Feliciana Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
July 8, 2005
1. West Feliciana Railroad Marker
Inscription.  One of South’s earliest railroads. Ran from St. Francisville, La. to Woodville, Ms. Idea conceived in 1828 as means of transporting cotton to river. Chartered in 1831. Completed in 1842. In use in Illinois Central System until abandoned in 1978.
 
Erected 1982 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 30° 46.411′ N, 91° 23.468′ W. Marker is in St. Francisville, Louisiana, in West Feliciana Parish. Marker is on Ferdinand St. (State Highway 1258) west of Tunica Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Francisville LA 70775, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Historic West Feliciana Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Our Caboose (a few steps from this marker); Bayou Sara Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayou Sara (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Burying Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); The "St. Francisville Democrat"
West Feliciana Railroad Caboose at marker location image. Click for full size.
July 8, 2005
2. West Feliciana Railroad Caboose at marker location
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Propinquity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Francisville.
 
West Feliciana Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
July 8, 2005
3. West Feliciana Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2015. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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