Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Republic of West Florida
The Florida Parishes of Louisiana were not a part of the Louisiana Purchase. Due to its strategic significance the region remained a part of the Spanish Empire. In 1810 residents initiated an armed insurrection known as the West Florida Revolt. After capturing the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge on September 23, 1810, the rebels raised the flag of the original Lone Star Republic and dispatched an army to solidify their control as far east as the Pearl River. Many residents of Tangipahoa and surrounding areas, who enjoyed large Spanish land grants and feared American annexation, supported the Spanish. A civil war within the Revolution resulted, pitting Spanish loyalists against the rebels. In December 1810 American troops under the command of William C.C. Claiborne forcibly annexed West Florida to the United States thus ending the short-lived Republic of West Florida.
Location. 30° 31.168′ N, 90° 30.448′ W. Marker is in Hammond, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa Parish. Marker is on Wardline Road (State Road 3234) west of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond LA 70401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of 1st Classroom Bldg. Friendship Circle (approx. 2.4 miles away); Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); City Of Hammond (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hammond Junior College (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mt. Vernon Walnut (approx. 2.9 miles away); Peter Hammond (approx. 3.2 miles away); Albany, Louisiana (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammond.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau (Tangi Tourism), a very nice place, very helpful staff, clean and safe.
Also see . . . Tangi-Tourism site. (Submitted on October 9, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2017.