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Springfield, Louisiana Historical Markers

 
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May 6, 2011
Carter Plantation
Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Springfield — Carter Plantation
A Spanish land grant acquired by James Rheims in 1804. Thomas Freeman, fmc, built "Sycamore" 1817-1820. Colonel William Breed, first sheriff of Livingston Parish, purchased estate in 1838. George Richardson acquired the property in 1856, . . . — Map (db m86010) HM
Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Springfield — Haynes Settlement
. . . — Map (db m86502) HM
Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Springfield — Springfield
Oldest town in Livingston Parish. Incorporated in 1838. Named for abundant ground water springs. Connected to old Natchez Trace. Site of a Spanish fort about 1800. Parish seat from 1835-1872. Old courthouse still stands. — Map (db m87537) HM
Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Springfield — Springfield Cemetery Cannon
In memory of Sallie Martinez Martin, for the dedication of this cannon on December 16, 2006, in honor of her great-grandfather, Johann Dreystadt, and the preservation of the history of Springfield, LA. Johann was born December 23, 1831 in . . . — Map (db m86019) HM
Louisiana (Livingston Parish), Springfield — Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution
Situated on El Camino Real (King's Highway), now LA Hwy 22, during Spanish reign (1783-1810). Site of stockade or small fort. In 1810 revolt against Spain, residents led by William Cooper remained loyal to Spanish authority. However, rebels led by . . . — Map (db m86020) HM

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