Mandeville in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
West Florida Republic and St. Tammany Parish
Erected by St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions.
Location. 30° 24.993′ N, 90° 2.462′ W. Marker is in Mandeville, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker is on State Highway 59, 0.3 miles north of Interstate 12, on the left when traveling north. Located at the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 68099 LA-59, Mandeville LA 70471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greater Mandeville Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Abita Springs (approx. 4.4 miles away); Our Lady Of The Lake Church Pottery Hill (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Battle of Lake Pontchartrain (approx. 4.8 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandeville.
Also see . . . 200th anniversary of the Republic of West Florida marked in St. Tammany. ...The parish celebrated the republic's bicentennial Thursday afternoon with a flag-raising ceremony and the unveiling of the text of a historic marker that soon will stand at the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission office near Mandeville. Parish President Kevin Davis offered a proclamation in honor of the bicentennial, and Donna O'Daniels, the commission's president and CEO, read a timeline of events describing what led to the historic day exactly 200 years ago and what the rebellion meant for Louisiana.... In 1810, the Spanish ruled the area known as West Florida, which stretched from the Mississippi River east to the Perdido River, now the Alabama-Florida state line. Both American and British settlers, primarily those who lived in present-day Louisiana, wished to be free from Spain's rule and joined (Submitted on November 11, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2016.