“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Geismar in Ascension Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Abe Hawkins

? - 1867

Abe Hawkins Marker image. Click for full size.
July 2, 2015
1. Abe Hawkins Marker
Inscription. Once enslaved at Ashland Plantation, became noted 19th century African American jockey. Rode the horse Lecompte to victory over Lexington in 1854 in New Orleans. Inducted into the Louisiana Racing Museum Hall of Fame in 1997.
Erected by Shell Chemical LP.
Location. 30° 10.54′ N, 90° 59.87′ W. Marker is in Geismar, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish. Marker is on Ashland Road (State Highway 3251) 0.2 miles east of River Road (State Highway 75), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Geismar LA 70734, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashland (a few steps from this marker); Gaudin Home Place (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bocage Plantation (approx. 4 miles away); Houmas House (approx. 4 miles away); Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Butler UDC Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away); Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bayou Lafourche (approx. 4.7 miles away).
Categories. African AmericansSports
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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