The Republic of West Florida

The Republic of West Florida (HM2221)

Location: Hammond, LA 70401 Tangipahoa Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 31.168', W 90° 30.448'

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The Florida Parishes of Louisiana were not a part of the Louisiana Purchase. Due to its strategic significance the region remained a part of the Spanish Empire. In 1810 residents initiated an armed insurrection known as the West Florida Revolt. After capturing the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge on September 23, 1810, the rebels raised the flag of the original Lone Star Republic and dispatched an army to solidify their control as far east as the Pearl River. Many residents of Tangipahoa and surrounding areas, who enjoyed large Spanish land grants and feared American annexation, supported the Spanish. A civil war within the Revolution resulted, pitting Spanish loyalists against the rebels. In December 1810 American troops under the command of William C.C. Claiborne forcibly annexed West Florida to the United States thus ending the short-lived Republic of West Florida.
HM NumberHM2221
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Date Added Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 739173 N 3378991
Decimal Degrees30.51946667, -90.50746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.168', W 90° 30.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 10.08" N, 90° 30' 26.88" W
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Area Code(s)985, 225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13177 Wardline Rd, Hammond LA 70401, US
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