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Near Mansfield in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant

Historic Site

 

1795

 
Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant Marker
Inscription.
Historic Site
1795

Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant
Ceded by the Spanish Crown to Jaciento Mora
Six leagues square (207,360 acres)

Mora Sold this Grant to
Samuel Davenport
Luther Smith
William Barr
Edward Murphy
December 15, 1805

 
Erected 2013 by Desoto Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 57.057′ N, 93° 35.73′ W. Marker is near Mansfield, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 175 and Taylor Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 175. Touch for map. Located about 7.5 miles south of Mansfield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18416 LA-175, Mansfield LA 71052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Double Churches (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federal Advance (approx. 1.9 miles away); Texas Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away); Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads (approx. 6 miles away); Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker
Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant Marker near Taylor Road (dirt road). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant Marker near Taylor Road (dirt road).
also named Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Federal Advance (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
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Map of Las Ormigas Grant, Sabine and DeSoto Parishes, Louisiana image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
3. Map of Las Ormigas Grant, Sabine and DeSoto Parishes, Louisiana
Relief shown pictorially. Shows the present-day Sabine and DeSoto Parishes in eastern region of the Sabine River, Louisiana. Names of places and features in Spanish. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title derived from The Luso-Hispanic world in maps, 1999. Mounted on cloth backing. This Spanish map of the site of Las Ormigas land grand later known as the Arroyo Hondo grand includes streams, vegetation ... At time of map, this was an area of dispute between the United States and Spain. Copy annotated in pencil on verso: "Los Ormigas grant" corrected to "Arroyo Hondo grant" in letter of Mr. Witbeck's. July 2, 1927 and May 31, 1927.
Mail box reference point directly across Highway 175. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
4. Mail box reference point directly across Highway 175.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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