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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Flag Of France

1699-1765

 
 
Flag Of France Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 5, 2015
1. Flag Of France Marker
Inscription.  Although Spanish explorers probably saw the Baton Rouge bluffs from the river before Iberville landed here in 1699, Spain did not colonize the area. It became a French possession in 1682 when LaSalle claimed all the land drained by the Mississippi and named it Louisiana in honor of Louis XIV. The Bourbon flag flew over Baton Rouge beginning with the D'Artaguette Concession ca. 1722.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1682.
 
Location. 30° 26.739′ N, 91° 11.316′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from St. Louis Street near North Blvd.. Located in the Galvez Plaza Court Yard behind Clerk Of Court building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag of England (here, next to this marker); Flag of Spain (here, next to this marker); Flag of West Florida (a few steps from this marker); Flag of the Confederate States of America (a few steps
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from this marker); Flag of the State of Louisiana (a few steps from this marker); Repentance Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Mestrovic Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
7 Flags over Baton Rouge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 5, 2015
2. 7 Flags over Baton Rouge
The Bourbon Flag Of France image. Click for full size.
October 3, 2015
3. The Bourbon Flag Of France
Seven Flags waving image. Click for full size.
October 3, 2015
4. Seven Flags waving
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2015. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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