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

Site of Fort Selden

 
 
Site of Fort Selden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Site of Fort Selden Marker
Inscription. About 2 miles NW. Occupied 1816-17 and 1819-22. Purpose was to police southwestern frontier and guard Red River and Bayou Pierre. Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, commander of the Western Department, had his headquarters here for a time.
 
Erected by Cane River National Heritage Area.
 
Location. 31° 48.896′ N, 93° 5.177′ W. Marker is near Grand Ecore, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Natchitoches-Winfield Highway (State Highway 6) and Par Road 429, on the left when traveling north on Natchitoches-Winfield Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Military Road #11 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Natchitoches Indians (approx. 3 miles away); Louis Juchereau de St. Denis (approx. 3.6 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of Fort Claiborne (approx. 3.6 miles away); Roque House (approx. 3.6 miles away); The American Transition (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Historic Cane River (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Edmund P. Gaines. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Site of Fort Selden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Site of Fort Selden Marker

2. Fort Selden (1). (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Gen. Edmund P. Gaines image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Gen. Edmund P. Gaines
 
 
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 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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