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New Roads in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Randall Oak

 
 
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December 18, 2009
1. Randall Oak Marker
Inscription.
Near this tree, within the walls
of Poydras College were written
the immortal lines of
"Maryland, My Maryland"
by James Ryder Randall
Born in Baltimore, Maryland
January 1st, 1839
Died in Augusta, Georgia January 14th 1908
Poem written at midnight
April 26th, 1861

This tablet is erected to his memory
by the Book Club of Pointe Coupee Parish
April 26th, 1938

 
Erected 1938 by the Book Club of Pointe Coupee Parish.
 
Location. 30° 40.264′ N, 91° 28.536′ W. Marker is in New Roads, Louisiana, in Pointe Coupee Parish. Marker is on False River Road (State Highway 1) south of Cochran Lane (Route 0.1), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is laying at base of tree. Marker is in this post office area: New Roads LA 70760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. False River (approx. 2.6 miles away); Place de la Croix (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lejeune, Lejern and How to Say It (approx. 3 miles away); John Archer LeJeune (approx. 3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 4.1 miles away); Immaculate Conception Church - Chenal Cemetery (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mississippi River (approx. 7.2 miles away); Former Site of Melancon's Cafe (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Roads.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Randall Oak image. Click for full size.
December 18, 2009
2. Randall Oak
James R. Randall image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. James R. Randall
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906 by Rossiter Johnson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2015. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2015.   3. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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