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

British West Florida

 
 
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November 11, 2017
1. British West Florida Marker
Inscription.
The Treaty of Paris (1763) ended the French and Indian War in the American Colonies. France transferred to Britain all its rights to the mainland of America. East of the Mississippi River, excluding New Orleans and its environs. As a result. Britain acquired all of what is now Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana's Florida Parishes. Britain divided that area into British East and West Florida. In 1783, under the Treaty of Versailles, British West Florida - on a portion of which this monument is erected - was ceded to Spain. The Louisiana portion of the British West Florida remained a Spanish possession until 1810, when it became part of the United States of America.
 
Erected 2012 by Society of Colonial Wars in Louisiana, Central Society of Colonial Wars.
 
Location. 30° 46.529′ N, 91° 23.181′ W. Marker is in St. Francisville, Louisiana, in West Feliciana Parish. Marker is on Ferdinand Street (State Highway 1263) near Prosperity Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4785 Prosperity Street, Saint Francisville LA 70775, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Grace Episcopal Church
British West Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2017
2. British West Florida Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Republic of West Florida (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Propinquity (about 400 feet away); Bayou Sara (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Caboose (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Feliciana Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Historic West Feliciana Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Francisville.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the West Feliciana Courthouse grounds
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2017.
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