The Republic of West Florida
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.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Propinquity (within shouting distance of this marker); British West Florida (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse (about 300 feet away); The "St. Francisville Democrat"
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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 131 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2017.