Poste Des Avoyelles Historical

Poste Des Avoyelles Historical (HM1UHH)

Location: Marksville, LA 71351 Avoyelles Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 8.494', W 92° 3.854'

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A Spanish military post was established c.1780 in Marksville by Carlos de Grandpré, Civil Lieutenant Governor of the Red and Ouachita River Settlements to protect the Avoyel Indians from the encroachment of white settlers on Indian lands and to provide civil and military jurisdiction to the local settlers. Presumably at first near the Prehistoric Indian Park site at Old River, the post was later moved to this area. Post commanders were Jacques Gainard, Noel Soileau, Domingo de Apereto and Estevan de la Morandier, brothers-in-law of Soileau. Spanish authorities remained at the Avoyelles Post until 1805 when American authorities assumed control following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
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Date Added Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 589203 N 3445667
Decimal Degrees31.14156667, -92.06423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 8.494', W 92° 3.854'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 8' 29.64" N, 92° 3' 51.24" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1172 N Main St, Marksville LA 71351, US
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