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

Flag of West Florida

September 23 - December 10, 1810

 
 
Flag of West Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 5, 2015
1. Flag of West Florida Marker
Inscription.  Under authority of the West Florida Convention, troops commanded by Philemon Thomas captured the Spanish fort and Governor at Baton Rouge September 23, 1810. The independent Republic of West Florida was established and it's blue flag with a white star flew here until Governor W.C.C. Claiborne with U.S. troops occupied Baton Rouge and raised the Stars and Stripes.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 23, 1810.
 
Location. 30° 26.735′ N, 91° 11.316′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from St. Louis Street, 0.1 miles south of North Boulevard. Located in the Galvez Plaza courtyard, behind the 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 Spain (here, next to this marker); Flag of the Confederate States of America (here, next to this marker); Flag of England (here, next to this marker); Flag Of France (a few steps from this marker); Flag of the State of Louisiana
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(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.
 
Flag of West Florida image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 3, 2015
2. Flag of West Florida
Seven Flags waving image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 3, 2015
3. Seven Flags waving
7 flags over Baton Rouge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 5, 2015
4. 7 flags over Baton Rouge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2024. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2015. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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