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Mandeville in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

West Florida Republic and St. Tammany Parish

 
 
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November 10, 2016
1. West Florida Republic and St. Tammany Parish Marker
Inscription. St. Tammany Parish was among the Spanish-governed West Florida parishes and not included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Residents revolted against Spanish rule September 1810, creating the Republic of West Florida. The republic lasted 74 days, raising a new flag and electing a president, before being forcibly annexed by the U.S. in December 1810.
 
Erected by St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission.
 
Location. 30° 24.993′ N, 90° 2.462′ W. Marker is in Mandeville, Louisiana, in Saint Tammany Parish. Marker is on State Highway 59 0.3 miles north of Interstate 12, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 68099 LA-59, Mandeville LA 70471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abita Springs (approx. 4.4 miles away); Our Lady Of The Lake Church (approx. 4 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Battle of Lake Pontchartrain
West Florida Republic and St. Tammany Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
November 10, 2016
2. West Florida Republic and St. Tammany Parish Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Columbia Street Landing (approx. 5.1 miles away); Walker Percy (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandeville.
 
Also see . . .  200th anniversary of the Republic of West Florida marked in St. Tammany. ...The parish celebrated the republic's bicentennial Thursday afternoon with a flag-raising ceremony and the unveiling of the text of a historic marker that soon will stand at the St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission office near Mandeville. Parish President Kevin Davis offered a proclamation in honor of the bicentennial, and Donna O'Daniels, the commission's president and CEO, read a timeline of events describing what led to the historic day exactly 200 years ago and what the rebellion meant for Louisiana.... In 1810, the Spanish ruled the area known as West Florida, which stretched from the Mississippi River east to the Perdido River, now the Alabama-Florida state line. Both American and British settlers, primarily those who lived in present-day Louisiana, wished to be free from Spain's rule and joined in an uprising to declare their independence....The rebels raised a new flag -- the Bonnie Blue -- proclaimed St. Francisville as the capital and elected a president, though his term was short-lived. The United States annexed the republic in December 1810.... The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 included all or part of 14 current states and two Canadian provinces, but not the so-called Florida Parishes -- East Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, St. Helena, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Washington and St. Tammany, then under Spanish rule. And when Louisiana became a state in April 1812, the Florida Parishes were excluded from the deal.... (Submitted on November 11, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2016.
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