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Arkansas Post in Arkansas County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Republican France

 
 
Republican France Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Republican France Marker
Inscription. When Napoleon I became Emperor of France in 1799, he envisioned the establishment of a vast "French Empire in America". He began in 1800 when he won control of Louisiana from Spain.

Constant threat of war with England soon forced him to abandon his plans. In late 1803, negotiations were consummated between France and the United States which culminated in the Louisiana Purchase. Thus ended the long struggle by European powers to dominate the Mississippi Valley.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of Interior.
 
Location. 34° 1.033′ N, 91° 20.894′ W. Marker is in Arkansas Post, Arkansas, in Arkansas County. Marker can be reached from Old Post Road 0.8 miles south of State Route 169. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1741 Old Post Road, Gillett AR 72055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The French Period (within shouting distance of this marker); The Post under Spain (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Era (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone from Ruins of Old Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The European Settlement
Republican France Marker along walking trail west of Old Post Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. Republican France Marker along walking trail west of Old Post Road.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Post of Arkansas (about 500 feet away); Edge of Empires (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Colbert Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arkansas Post.
 
Regarding Republican France. In 1800, Spain retroceded Louisiana to Napoleon, but the French did not reoccupy the colony. Thus, in 1804, after the Louisiana Purchase of the previous year, Spanish troops transferred the Post to the United States.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Napoleon Bonaparte I as First Consul, circa 1803. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Napoleon Bonaparte I as First Consul, circa 1803.
After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état Napoleon became First Consul, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 158 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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