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

Badin-Roque House

 
 
Badin - Roque House Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
1. Badin - Roque House Marker
Inscription. Rare surviving example of a poteaux-en-terre (posts in the ground) house, and ancient form of construction prevalent in Mississippi Valley during 18th and early 19th centuries. Probably fewer than 10 extant examples in U.S.
 
Erected 1981 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
 
Location. 31° 36.124′ N, 92° 58.375′ W. Marker is near Melrose, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is on State Highway 484 half a mile north of Parish Road (State Highway 493), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez LA 71456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yucca Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bayou Folk Museum (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Plauche Place / Ducournau Plantation (approx. 5.8 miles away); Henri de Tonti (approx. 11.4 miles away); Colonial Gateway Corral (approx. 12.4 miles away); El Camino Real de los Tejas (approx. 12 miles away); Natchitoches and the Early American Period (approx. 12 miles away); Dr. John Sibley (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Badin - Roque House Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
2. Badin - Roque House Marker
Badin - Roque House image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
3. Badin - Roque House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2015. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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