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Cottonport in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Historic Oaks of Cottonport

 
 
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September 2, 2016
1. The Historic Oaks of Cottonport Marker
Inscription. The history of Cottonport began about 1823 when Joseph Ducote II married Marguerite Bordelon. On the bank of Bayou Rouge he cleared a cane brake, built a house, & planted these oak trees. About 1835 he donated some of his property for a road & a one room school house. This is considered the first planning effort for the town of Cottonport.
Erected for Cottonport Centennial, November 9, 1888-1988

 
Erected 1988 by Cottonport Centennial.
 
Location. 30° 59.406′ N, 92° 3.04′ W. Marker is in Cottonport, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on Front Street (State Highway 29) south of Cappel Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cottonport LA 71327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evergreen (approx. 4.2 miles away); Battle of Mansura (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mansura (approx. 5 miles away); Desfossé House (approx. 5 miles away); For God and Country (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Moreauville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers
 
The Historic Oaks of Cottonport Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2016
2. The Historic Oaks of Cottonport Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2016. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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