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

Centerville, Louisiana

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August 20, 2015
1. Centerville, Louisiana Marker
Inscription.  Locally known by the above name, although the post office was named Springville. Served as parish seat, 1881 to 1941. Site of first electrocution in the state in 1941. Van Buren, the first parish seat, 1832-35, was on the east bank.
Erected 1982 by Livingston Parish Police Jury.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 30° 26.086′ N, 90° 41.109′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Louisiana, in Livingston Parish. Marker is on State Highway 42, 0.1 miles west of Red Oak Road, on the left when traveling west. Located in front of the Springville Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22902 LA-42, Livingston LA 70754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livingston Parish (approx. 5.9 miles away); Carter Plantation (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hungarian Settlement (approx. 7.1 miles away); Haynes Settlement (approx. 7.2 miles away); Albany, Louisiana
Centerville, Louisiana Marker image. Click for full size.
August 20, 2015
2. Centerville, Louisiana Marker
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(approx. 7.6 miles away); Springfield Cemetery Cannon (approx. 8 miles away); Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution (approx. 8.1 miles away); Springfield (approx. 8.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2015. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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