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Old Pleasant Hill in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Pleasant Hill

1850

 

—Historic Site —

 
Old Pleasant Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Old Pleasant Hill Marker
Inscription. By 1850 Old Pleasant Hill was a thriving community settled by the Blackshear, Jordan, Chapman, Childers and Elam families. Significant structures included the Methodist Church, Pierce-Payne College, Childers Mansion and the Elam House. When the Texas and Pacific Railway came in 1881 most of the town was moved to the present site in Sabine Parish. Now only the Elam House and cemetery remain, but the victory of the Battle of Pleasant Hill on April 9, 1864 is reenacted annually on this site
 
Erected by Desoto Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 51.198′ N, 93° 30.824′ W. Marker is in Old Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 175 and Parish Road 1068, on the right when traveling north on State Route 175. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23271 LA-175, Pelican LA 71063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Cistern (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Pleasant Hill Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Pleasant Hill Battle Park (a few steps from this marker); Road to Cemetery (within shouting distance of this
View north at entrance to Battle of Pleasant Hill area and cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. View north at entrance to Battle of Pleasant Hill area and cemetery.
marker); Pleasant Hill Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate and Union Soldier Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Department of the Gulf / Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Dept. (within shouting distance of this marker); Account of the Battle of Pleasant Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Pleasant Hill.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
View south on Highway 175 towards town of Pleasant Hill. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
3. View south on Highway 175 towards town of Pleasant Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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