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Near Tallulah in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Crescent Plantation

 
 
Crescent Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
1. Crescent Plantation Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, Crescent was the home of Dr. D.M. and Elizabeth DeMoss Dancy. The house was built in 1832.
When Gen. U.S. Grant's Federal forces occupied Madison Parish, an officer and several soldiers came to Crescent with orders to burn the house, but did not because a sick lady, a member of the Dancy family, was in the home. The mansion is still standing, and in excellent state of preservation.
 
Erected by State of Louisiana. (Marker Number LA-GG-3.)
 
Location. 32° 22.184′ N, 91° 9.829′ W. Marker is near Tallulah, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 602 and Crescent Plantation Drive, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 602. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Crescent Plantation Drive, Tallulah LA 71282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schicker Mound (approx. 2.7 miles away); Skirmish at Richmond (approx. 2.7 miles away); Burning of Richmond (approx. 2.7 miles away); Scottland Plantation House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tallulah
Crescent Plantation is in background behind the trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
2. Crescent Plantation is in background behind the trees.
The house is on private property.
(approx. 3 miles away); Madison Parish Confederate Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Millikenís Bend (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fitzhugh Mounds (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallulah.
 
More about this marker. The last sentence(s) have been removed from the marker by burnishing.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Crescent Plantation. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. "Vignettes" of the Civil War - Crescent Plantation photo. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Places
 
View of marker area looking east on KY-602. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
3. View of marker area looking east on KY-602.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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