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

Dutch Highlands


Dutch Highlands Marker image. Click for full size.
April 16, 2016
1. Dutch Highlands Marker
Inscription. Ben Hur Road to Seigan Lane first area settled under Spain by Germans, upon signing of treaty by England and Spain. Where road began. Georg Kleinpeter site, original claimant. Leader in agriculture who grew sugar cane with success, first time on high land; built first cotton gin, 1790. His son John Baptiste, erected first steam sugar mill on high land, 1832.
Erected by City and Parish of East Baton Rouge & Foundation for Historical Louisiana.
Location. 30° 21.92′ N, 91° 7.05′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Highland Road (State Highway 42) west of Renee Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70810, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bluebonnet Swamp (approx. 0.8 miles away); Upland Hardwoods (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bayou Fountain (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail
Dutch Highlands Marker image. Click for full size.
April 16, 2016
2. Dutch Highlands Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Germain Bergeron House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Smokehouse (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Categories. AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2016. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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