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


Donaldsonville Marker image. Click for full size.
July 23, 2015
1. Donaldsonville Marker
Inscription. Second Acadian Coast. Town founded by William Donaldson, 1806, on farm of Pierre Landry. Began as trading post about 1750. Home of Governor Francis T. Nicholls, of Dr. F.M. Prevost, who performed the first Caesarean section, 1824. Parish seat of Ascension. Capital of Louisiana January 1830 to January 1831.
Erected 1963 by Department Of Commerce and Industry.
Location. 30° 6.467′ N, 90° 59.471′ W. Marker is in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Street (State Highway 18) and Iberville Street, on the left when traveling north on Mississippi Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Donaldsonville LA 70346, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Butler UDC Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station (a few steps from this marker); Bayou Lafourche (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles "Chalou" Trepagnier Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker
Donaldsonville Marker image. Click for full size.
July 23, 2015
2. Donaldsonville Marker
The smaller additional marker reads:
Dedicated by
Bayou Lafourche Chapter
Louisiana Chapter, DAR
March 5, 1965
also named Donaldsonville (approx. mile away); Francis T. Nicholls (approx. mile away); War Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Donaldsonville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2015. This page has been viewed 265 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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