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Geismar in Ascension Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ashland

 
 
Ashland Marker image. Click for full size.
July 2, 2015
1. Ashland Marker
Inscription. Plantation home of Duncan Farrar Kenner, 1813-1887; statesman, lawyer, planter and Confederate minister to France and England in 1864. Home also known as Belle Helene.
 
Erected 1969 by Louisiana Tourist Commission.
 
Location. 30° 10.547′ N, 90° 59.857′ W. Marker is in Geismar, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish. Marker is on Ashland Road (State Highway 3251) 0.2 miles east of River Road (State Highway 75), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Geismar LA 70734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abe Hawkins (a few steps from this marker); Gaudin Home Place (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bocage Plantation (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Butler UDC Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away); Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Donaldsonville (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Donaldsonville (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Ashland Marker image. Click for full size.
July 2, 2015
2. Ashland Marker
Ashland Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1967
3. Ashland Plantation
This is the front of the house and the right side; the house faces the Mississippi River.
Ashland Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1967
4. Ashland Plantation
The down-river side and rear of Ashland. Again, the Mississippi River is to the left. All four sides of Ashland are identical, with eight square columns and a heavy portico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2016. Photos:   1. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   2. submitted on July 5, 2015.   3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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