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

Ft. St. Jean Baptiste

(Six blocks south)

 
 
Ft. St. Jean Baptiste Marker image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2005
1. Ft. St. Jean Baptiste Marker
Inscription.
English
Built about 1715 by request of Saint Denis to halt the Spanish expansion eastward. Natchitoches Indians, allies of the French, gave their name to the city.

French
Fort St-Jean-Baptiste
(à 300 mètres au Sud)

Construit vers 1715 à la demande de Juchereau de St-Denis, afin d'arrêter l'expansion espagnole vers l'Est. Les Indiens Natchitoches, alliés aux Français, donnèrent leur nom à la ville.

(plaque)
Dedicated January 30, 1965 by the St. Denis Chapter, D.A.R. Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Erected 1955 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 31° 45.586′ N, 93° 5.168′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is on Front Street (State Highway 6) north of Touline Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Red River Campaign (a few steps from this marker); The Legacy of Catholicism (about 700 feet away,
Ft. St. Jean Baptiste Marker, side two in French. image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2005
2. Ft. St. Jean Baptiste Marker, side two in French.
measured in a direct line); The Natchitoches Parish Old Courthouse (about 800 feet away); The Historic Cane River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bayou Amulet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roque House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Transition (approx. ¼ mile away); El Camino Real (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchitoches.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 9, 2015.)
2. Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 9, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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