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

Scott's Bluff

Scott's Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
February 5, 2010
1. Scott's Bluff Marker
Inscription. This bluff is believed to have been named for Dr. William Bernard Scott, who bought the property from Lelia Skipwith in 1839. She was the daughter of Fulwar Skipwith, governor of the 1810 West Florida republic and widow of Thomas Bolling Robertson, governor of Louisiana 1820-1824. Both governors lived here. Robertson from 1823 to 1828 and Skipwith in the 1830's.
Location. 30° 31.282′ N, 91° 11.837′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Leon Netterville Drive and James J Prestage Street, on the right when traveling south on Leon Netterville Drive. Touch for map. On the Campus of Southern University. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississippi River (here, next to this marker); Southern University (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Southern University (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poplar Grove Plantation (approx. 2 miles away); James "Slim Harpo" Moore
Scott's Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
December 16, 2017
2. Scott's Bluff Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Sunrise (approx. 3.1 miles away); Port Allen High School (1936-1978) / Port Allen Middle School (1979-Present) (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 5, 2015.   2. submitted on December 17, 2017. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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