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Springfield in Livingston Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution

 
 
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May 6, 2011
1. Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution Marker
Inscription. Situated on El Camino Real (King's Highway), now LA Hwy 22, during Spanish reign (1783-1810). Site of stockade or small fort. In 1810 revolt against Spain, residents led by William Cooper remained loyal to Spanish authority. However, rebels led by Gen. Philemon Thomas prevailed at Baton Rouge with the help of 44 grenadiers from Springfield under command of Col. John B. Ballinger. They helped capture the Spanish Fort there on Sept. 23, 1810.
 
Erected by Town of Springfield, Edward Livingston Historical Assn., Inc., Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau and Livingston Parish Council.
 
Location. 30° 25.773′ N, 90° 32.983′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Louisiana, in Livingston Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 42) and Elizabeth Coxe Street, on the left on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield LA 70462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Springfield Cemetery Cannon (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haynes Settlement (approx. 1.4 miles away); Carter Plantation
Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
May 6, 2011
2. Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Hungarian Settlement (approx. 3.9 miles away); Albany, Louisiana (approx. 5.3 miles away); PFC Raymond "Mike" Clausen, Jr. (approx. 5.6 miles away); Ponchatoula Depot (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitarySettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2015. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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