Fort Saint Jean Baptiste

Fort Saint Jean Baptiste (HM205F)

Location: Natchitoches, LA 71457 Natchitoches Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 45.267', W 93° 5.47'

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On this hill stood Fort Saint Jean Baptiste, westernmost outpost of the French Colonial Empire in the west, erected by Saint Denis under Iberville's orders in 1720, seat of the garrison of the Post of Natchitoches, the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase, and of the French and Spanish governors until the cession of 1803, after which it was continuously occupied for many years by American troops.
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HM NumberHM205F
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Year Placed1934
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution of Louisiana
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Date Added Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 491365 N 3513222
Decimal Degrees31.75445000, -93.09116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.267', W 93° 5.47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 16.02" N, 93° 5' 28.2" 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 201-299 2nd St, Natchitoches LA 71457, US
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