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The Former Baptismal Fount

 
 
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November 26, 2010
1. The Former Baptismal Fount Marker
Inscription.  From St. Joseph Cathedral. The first baptism recorded here was Juan Josef Trahan, son of Juan Marie Trahan of Morlaix, Britanny, France and Adelaida Tulier of Cherbourg, Normandy, France. He was born June 19, 1793 and baptized Oct. 24, 1793. The combination of French names and Spanish spelling was typical of the early colonial era in Baton Rouge.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 24, 1793.
 
Location. 30° 27.109′ N, 91° 11.209′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Main Street west of North 4th Street, on the left when traveling west. Located in the Bishop's Courtyard on east side of St. Joseph Cathedral. 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. St. Joseph Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Gras-Devall Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Vincent's Academy/Catholic High School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Old Brad (about 400 feet away); Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge (about 500 feet away); Old Arsenal Museum (about 600 feet away); Morgan House Site (about 600 feet away); Congregation B'Nai Israel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2016. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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