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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Single Pen Slave Cabin

c. 1840

 
 
Single Pen Slave Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
December 28, 2017
1. Single Pen Slave Cabin Marker
Inscription.
This cabin, and the one across from it, were occupied by slaves on the Welham Plantation in the Antebellum Period.

After the Civil War, they remained occupied by tenant farmers, sharecroppers, and finally plantation workers until the 1960's. These two buildings as well as the double-pen slave cabin were moved to the museum in 1971.

Donated: L. Keller and Company

Caption: Welham Single-Pen Cabin shortly after it was moved to the museum in 1971.
 
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 43.)
 
Location. 30° 24.632′ N, 91° 6.892′ 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. Tyrone Slave Cabin (a few steps from this marker); 18th Century Style Sugar House (a few steps from this marker); Single-Pen Slave Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Double-Pen Slave Cabin

Single Pen Slave Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
December 28, 2017
2. Single Pen Slave Cabin Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Cane Grinder (within shouting distance of this marker); Split-Cypress Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Sick House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  LSU Rural Life Museum. (Submitted on December 31, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, US
 
Single Pen Slave Cabin interior image. Click for full size.
December 28, 2017
3. Single Pen Slave Cabin interior
Welham Plantation in 1968 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, 1968
4. Welham Plantation in 1968
The Welham Plantation house was built in 1835, and was located in St. James Parish near Hester, on the River Road (Ga 44). The Marathon Oil Company acquired the property in 1975, and tore down the house in 1979. A house trailer now stands on the site.
 
 
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 92 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2017.   4. submitted on December 31, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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