Republic of West Florida

Republic of West Florida (HM21V0)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 50.228', W 91° 12.966'

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—1810-2010 —

This stop on the Old Republic Trail honors the wildly independent, freedom loving settlers of Spanish West Florida's Districts of Feliciana, Baton Rouge, St. Helena and St. Ferdinand for their remarkable role in Louisiana history.These early settlers of English, Scottish and Irish descent, many from Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina, swore allegiance to Spain in exchange for land.On June 23, 1810 more than 500 Spanish male citizens met in Feliciana to debate action "to secure themselves against foreign invasion and domestic disturbance." All but eleven voted to seek independent control from Spain.Thus the stage was set for the September 23, 1810 revolt. It would be the second successful revolution on U.S. soil. The first Lone Star flag of independence flew over the Republic for 74 days.On December 10, 1810, the Republic was absorbed into the U.S. Orleans Territory. With this action the last section of the Mississippi River came under U.S. control.The Districts of Spanish West Florida located in Louisiana are today known as the Florida Parishes.
HM NumberHM21V0
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Date Added Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 670603 N 3412914
Decimal Degrees30.83713333, -91.21610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 50.228', W 91° 12.966'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 50' 13.68" N, 91° 12' 57.96" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1610-1674 LA-10, Jackson LA 70748, US
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