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Near St. Francisville in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Afton Villa

 
 
Afton Villa Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
1. Afton Villa Marker
Inscription. 19th Century Gardens, site of famed ante-bellum mansion built in 1849 by David Barrow, once wealthiest planter in W. Feliciana; destroyed by fire in 1963. Tomb of Alexander Barrow, U.S. Senator from La. in 1840's, in family cemetery.
 
Erected 1973 by Louisiana Tourist Development Commission.
 
Location. 30° 50.573′ N, 91° 23.059′ W. Marker is near St. Francisville, Louisiana, in West Feliciana Parish. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 61 and Afton Villa Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 61. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9047 US-61, Saint Francisville LA 70775, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Myrtles (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rosedown Plantation (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lt. Commander John E. Hart (approx. 3.8 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bayou Sara (approx. 4.7 miles away); West Feliciana Railroad (approx. 4.8 miles away); Audubon Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Francisville.
 
Also see . . .  Afton Villa Gardens. (Submitted on April 1, 2016.)
Afton Villa Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
2. Afton Villa Marker

 
Categories. Antebellum South, US
 
Afton Villa Before the 1963 Fire image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia Commons
3. Afton Villa Before the 1963 Fire
Afton Villa Before the Fire image. Click for full size.
Frances Benjamin Johnston (Wikipedia Creative Commons), 1938
4. Afton Villa Before the Fire
Afton Villa Ruins image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1968
5. Afton Villa Ruins
The overgrown ruins of Afton Villa five years after the fire.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2016. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2016. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2016.   3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on September 9, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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