Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
In 1874 Alexander Banes, a former slave, purchased property which he sold to Sunrise Realty Co. in 1905. About 1906 the Missouri-Pacific Railroad began using a train-ferry to cross the Mississippi River, causing a great spurt in the population of Sunrise. This marker is a reminder of a community that has gone on, but remains in the happy memories of her descendants.
A place (not a time of day) of green and golden pages turned slowly enough, to hear the bees whispering in the clover and smell the season of the river in the fog and dust. It must be there still in the trees and the spaces where people live and children play in barefoot memories.
Location. 30° 28.636′ N, 91° 12.11′ W. Marker is in Port Allen, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (State Highway 986) and Faye Street (State Highway 987-2), on the right when traveling south on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Allen LA 70767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Allen High School (1936-1978) / Port Allen Middle School (1979-Present) (approx. one mile away); Poplar Grove Plantation (approx. Gear from Cinclare Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Third Parish Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Port Allen Prisoner-Of-War Sub-Camp No. 7 (approx. 1.2 miles away); West Baton Rouge Parish Bicentennial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stone Square Lodge No. 8 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old Governor's Mansion (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Allen.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2016. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.