Molaisonville / St. James Square

Molaisonville / St. James Square (HM1M12)

Location: Brusly, LA 70719 West Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 23.2', W 91° 14.043'

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Molaisonville

Jacques Molaison arrived in Louisiana with his family in 1785, settling on a Spanish land grant north of this site. He established a mercantile business and the community that grew around it became known as Molaisonville. An 1854 map shows a layout of the settlement that was incorporated in 1901, eventually becoming the Town of Brusly.

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St. James Square
Brusly once had a public square carved from four blocks closest to the river. A quarter of each block, at the intersections of Centre (Gwin), St. James and Ambroise Streets, was dedicated to create the square. After several levee setbacks, most of the blocks bordering St. James Square were lost, leaving this triangle of land at the intersection of Bourg and East Main Streets to mark the location.
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HM NumberHM1M12
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByTown Of Brusly
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 669670 N 3362955
Decimal Degrees30.38666667, -91.23405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 23.2', W 91° 14.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 23' 12" N, 91° 14' 2.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bourg St, Brusly LA 70719, US
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