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St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Republic of West Florida

1810

 
 
The Republic of West Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2017
1. The Republic of West Florida Marker
Inscription.
The Spanish fort, San Carlos, at Baton Rouge was captured in a rebellion by the citizens of the Florida Parishes, and a Republic was established under the blue flag with a white star.

St. Francisville was the capital

This independent nation, complete with a constitution, governor, and small army, lasted 74 days before being accepted as a territory of the United States, later to be part of the new State of Louisiana in 1812.

The Republic flag was buried is a ceremony not far from this spot.
 
Location. 30° 46.493′ N, 91° 23.151′ W. Marker is in St. Francisville, Louisiana, in West Feliciana Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Royal Street and Prosperity Street, on the left when traveling west on Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Francisville LA 70775, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Propinquity (within shouting distance of this marker); British West Florida (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); Bayou Sara (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Feliciana Railroad

The Republic of West Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2017
2. The Republic of West Florida Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Lt. Commander John E. Hart (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rosedown Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Myrtles (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Francisville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2017.
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