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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Bartram Trail

Traced 1773-1777

 
 
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1. William Bartram Trail Marker
Inscription.

In 1775, next to Bayou Manchac,
Bartram Travelled a "road
strait, spacious" and "under
the shadow of a grand forest."

In memory Of
Fred G. Benton, Jr., Bartram Trail Supporter

 
Erected by Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, The Bartram Trail Conference.
 
Location. 30° 20.956′ N, 91° 0.08′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Airline Highway (U.S. 61) one mile south of Highland Road (State Highway 42), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17200 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge LA 70817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayou Manchac (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc. / Ascension Parish Negro Fairgrounds (approx. 4.2 miles away); Prairieville Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Original Site/Donors of Land (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. 5.6
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September 3, 2017
2. William Bartram Trail Marker
miles away); BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (approx. 6.3 miles away); Galveztown (approx. 6.7 miles away); Hebron Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the BREC Airline Park, between the 2 baseball fields, past the playground.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine
 
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September 3, 2017
3. William Bartram Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2017.
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