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

Flag of Spain

1779-1810

 
 
Flag of Spain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 5, 2015
1. Flag of Spain Marker
Inscription.  Spanish troops commanded by Bernardo de Galvez captured the British fort at Baton Rouge on September 21, 1779. Although the historic Red-and-White Banner of Castile and Leon was the first Spanish flag to fly over the fort in 1785, the national flag of Spain was changed to the Red-and White Bars of Aragon which dominated West Florida for twenty five years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 21, 1779.
 
Location. 30° 26.736′ N, 91° 11.316′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on St. Louis Street near North Blvd.. Located in the Galvez Plaza court yard, 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 West Florida (here, next to this marker); Flag of England (here, next to this marker); Flag Of France (here, next to this marker); Flag of the Confederate States of America (here, next to 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.
 
The "Red-and-White Banner of Castile and Leon" of Spain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 3, 2015
2. The "Red-and-White Banner of Castile and Leon" of Spain
Seven Flags waving image. Click for full size.
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 376 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on December 26, 2015. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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