Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution

Springfield's Role in West Florida Revolution (HM1M5E)

Location: Springfield, LA 70462 Livingston Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 25.773', W 90° 32.983'

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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 Gen. Philemon Thomas prevailed at Baton Rouge with the help of 44 grenadiers from Springfield under command of Col. John B. Ballinger. They helped capture the Spanish Fort there on Sept. 23, 1810.
HM NumberHM1M5E
Placed ByTown of Springfield, Edward Livingston Historical Assn., Inc., Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau and Livingston Parish Council
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Date Added Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 735334 N 3368934
Decimal Degrees30.42955000, -90.54971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 25.773', W 90° 32.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 25' 46.38" N, 90° 32' 58.98" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27373 LA-42, Springfield LA 70462, US
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