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

Poste Des Avoyelles

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September 2, 2016
1. Poste Des Avoyelles Marker
Inscription.  A Spanish military post was established c.1780 in Marksville by Carlos de Grandpré, Civil Lieutenant Governor of the Red and Ouachita River Settlements to protect the Avoyel Indians from the encroachment of white settlers on Indian lands and to provide civil and military jurisdiction to the local settlers. Presumably at first near the Prehistoric Indian Park site at Old River, the post was later moved to this area. Post commanders were Jacques Gainard, Noel Soileau, Domingo de Apereto and Estevan de la Morandier, brothers-in-law of Soileau. Spanish authorities remained at the Avoyelles Post until 1805 when American authorities assumed control following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Louisiana, Marksville Historical Markers Driving Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 31° 8.494′ N, 92° 3.854′ W. Marker is in Marksville, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is at the intersection
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September 2, 2016
2. Poste Des Avoyelles Marker
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of North Main Street (State Highway 107/115) and State Highway 1192, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marksville LA 71351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dupuis-Mims Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlos De Grandpré Home Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. John Ware's Mule Tramway Site (approx. half a mile away); Cushman Home Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bettevy-DeNux-Roy Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brashear-Lafargue-Gremillion Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joffrion-Roy-Luke Home (approx. ¾ mile away); Marksville Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marksville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2016. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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