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Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Saint Jean Baptiste

 
 
Fort St. Jean Baptiste Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
1. Fort St. Jean Baptiste Marker
Inscription. On this hill stood Fort Saint Jean Baptiste, westernmost outpost of the French Colonial Empire in the west, erected by Saint Denis under Iberville's orders in 1720, seat of the garrison of the Post of Natchitoches, the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase, and of the French and Spanish governors until the cession of 1803, after which it was continuously occupied for many years by American troops.
 
Erected 1934 by Daughters of the American Revolution of Louisiana.
 
Location. 31° 45.267′ N, 93° 5.47′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is on 2nd Street north of Bossier Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at The American Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2nd St #200, Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Fort St. Jean Baptiste (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The American Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwestern State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. John Sibley
Fort St. Jean Baptiste Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
2. Fort St. Jean Baptiste Marker
(approx. mile away); Natchitoches and the Early American Period (approx. mile away); El Camino Real de los Tejas (approx. mile away); Bayou Amulet (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchitoches.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Saint Jean Baptiste. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Fort St. Jean Baptiste Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
3. Fort St. Jean Baptiste Marker
Fort St. Jean Baptiste Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
4. Fort St. Jean Baptiste Marker
Marker located at lower left.
Louis Juchereau de St. Denis image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
5. Louis Juchereau de St. Denis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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