Tyrone Slave Cabin
Tyrone Plantation in Rapides Parish was the largest in the parish, supporting 3,200 acres of cotton fields. It was built in 1843 by George Mason Graham.
In addition to plantation life, Graham worked with board members and founded a learning institution that evolved into Louisiana State University. Under his influence, the school became "a literary and scientific institution." As a result, he became known as "the father of Louisiana State University."
Caption: Reconstruction of Tyrone cabin, 1982.
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 45.)
Location. 30° 24.633′ N, 91° 6.883′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (State Road 3064) south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 18th Century Style Sugar House (a few steps from this marker); Single Pen Slave Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Cane Grinder (within shouting distance
Also see . . . LSU Rural Life Museum. (Submitted on December 31, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2017.