Vernon Parish Founders

Vernon Parish Founders (HMPO5)

Location: Leesville, LA 71446 Vernon Parish
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N 31° 8.536', W 93° 15.654'

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John R. Smart "Father of Vernon Parish" introduced act to create parish. Served in Louisiana House and Senate before and after war between the states: signed 1852 Louisiana Constitution. Named Leesville for Gen. Robert E. Lee. A successful planter, his home, "The Retreat," was four miles north of Leesville. Dr. Edmund E. Smart, "The Father of Leesville" served in Louisiana House and Senate. Developed the city on his plantation and served the new city as treasurer in 1871. He donated the city block for the Vernon Parish Courthouse.
HM NumberHMPO5
Year Placed2001
Placed ByVernon Parish Tourism Commission and the Vernon Parish Police Jury
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 475129 N 3445398
Decimal Degrees31.14226667, -93.26090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 8.536', W 93° 15.654'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 8' 32.16" N, 93° 15' 39.24" W
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Area Code(s)318, 337
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 E Courthouse St, Leesville LA 71446, US
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