Benjamin Parker Thomas

Benjamin Parker Thomas (HM1QV4)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70808 East Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 24.282', W 91° 10.335'

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On Sept. 24, 1810, a group of West Floridians on horseback, led by Gen. Philemon Thomas and his military aide, Col. Benj. Parker Thomas, seized the old Baton Rouge Fort, ending 30 yrs. of Spanish control of West Florida.

The General's daughter Elizabeth, wife and cousin of Benjamin, was buried here in 1841 and later four grandchildren. Benjamin died in 1835 and was probably buried here, but there are no records to verify it. Gravesites are lost.

B.P. Thomas was a Major in the War of 1812.
HM NumberHM1QV4
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Date Added Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 675577 N 3365048
Decimal Degrees30.40470000, -91.17225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.282', W 91° 10.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 16.92" N, 91° 10' 20.1" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4201-4299 Oxford Ave, Baton Rouge LA 70808, US
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