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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Zachary, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg East Baton Rouge Parish, LA (415) Ascension Parish, LA (63) East Feliciana Parish, LA (55) Iberville Parish, LA (31) Livingston Parish, LA (24) St. Helena Parish, LA (7) West Baton Rouge Parish, LA (40)  EastBatonRougeParish(415) East Baton Rouge Parish (415)  AscensionParish(63) Ascension Parish (63)  EastFelicianaParish(55) East Feliciana Parish (55)  IbervilleParish(31) Iberville Parish (31)  LivingstonParish(24) Livingston Parish (24)  St.HelenaParish(7) St. Helena Parish (7)  WestBatonRougeParish(40) West Baton Rouge Parish (40)
Baton Rouge is the parish seat for East Baton Rouge Parish
Zachary is in East Baton Rouge Parish
      East Baton Rouge Parish (415)  
ADJACENT TO EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
      Ascension Parish (63)  
      East Feliciana Parish (55)  
      Iberville Parish (31)  
      Livingston Parish (24)  
      St. Helena Parish (7)  
      West Baton Rouge Parish (40)  
 
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1Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — A National Cemetery System
Near Port Hickey Road (State Highway 3113) 1.9 miles west of Samuels Road (U.S. 61), on the right when traveling west.
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. Government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . Map (db m93325) HM
2Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — Battle of the Plains Store1863
On Old Scenic Highway (State Highway 964) at Plains-Port Hudson Road, on the right when traveling north on Old Scenic Highway.
On May 21, 1863, a two-story building near this site housing Young’s store and the Plains Masonic Lodge was the center of a battle between Colonel William R. Miles’ Legion comprised of Confederate troops from Louisiana and units of General C.C. . . . Map (db m93475) HM
3Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — Heroes Of The War On Terrorism
On Port Hickey Road (State Highway 3113) 1.6 miles west of Samuels Road (U.S. 61), on the right when traveling west.
We will not forget those who served our country and gave all… Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friend… John 15:13Map (db m93327) WM
4Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — Medal of Honor Tree
On Port Hickey Road at Port Hudson Cemetery Road (State Highway 3113), on the right when traveling west on Port Hickey Road.
This Tree Dedicated by the Veterans Administration in 1976 to America's Medal of Honor Recipients who helped Make this Bicentennial Observance possible by Gallantry Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.Map (db m129212) WM
5Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — Port Hudson National Cemetery
On Port Hudson Cemetery Road (State Highway 3113) at Port Hickey Road, on the right when traveling west on Port Hudson Cemetery Road.
Fall of Port Hudson In May 1863, Union Gen. Nathaniel Banks landed 30,000 soldiers at Bayou Sara north of Port Hudson. A force of 7,500 men commanded by Confederate Gen. Franklin Gardner held the Mississippi River stronghold. General Banks' . . . Map (db m129210) HM
6Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — Port Hudson Siege
On Old Scenic Highway (State Highway 964) at Church Street (State Highway 64), on the right when traveling south on Old Scenic Highway.
Seven miles west is site of anchor fort controlling Mississippi. Here 6500 Confederates held 30,000 Union troops May 21 until July 8, 1863. Fall of Port Hudson opened river, hastening fall of Confederacy.Map (db m91993) HM
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7Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — Purple Heart MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
Near Port Hickey Road near Port Hudson Cemetery Road (State Highway 3113).
It is foolish and wrong To mourn the men who died Rather we should thank God That such men lived.General George S. Patton, Jr.Map (db m129686) WM
8Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — The First West Florida Convention, 1810
On Old Scenic Highway (State Highway 964) north of Church Street (Highway 64), on the right when traveling north.
Delegates from the Districts of Baton Rouge, Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa-Tchefuncte met near here on July 25-27 and August 13-15, 1810, John Rhea presiding, and set forth their grievances under Spanish rule. The meeting led to the . . . Map (db m132956) HM
9Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — Town of Zachary
On Main Street (State Highway 64) at Scotlandville-Zachary Highway (State Highway 19), on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
Although several families settled in this area as early as the latter part of the eighteenth century, the community of Zachary was not established until 1884 when the Louisville, New Orleans, and Texas Railroad located a station on the farm of . . . Map (db m132844) HM
10Louisiana (East Baton Rouge Parish), Zachary — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777
On Plains-Port Hudson Road at Old Scenic Highway (Louisiana Highway 964), on the right when traveling east on Plains-Port Hudson Road.
In 1775, Bartram made a special trip by horseback to "White plains" noting "grassy fields of many miles extent." Map (db m93330) HM
 
 
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Aug. 19, 2022