How Baton Rouge Got its NameBaton Rouge gets its name from the first impressions of French-Canadian explorers. Traveling up the Mississippi River in 1699, the group spotted a bloody cypress pole on a river bluff that demarcated hunting territories between indigenous tribes. The Territory was called Baton Rouge, which means "red stick."
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|Date Added||Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 673772 N 3369526|
|Decimal Degrees||30.44535000, -91.19028333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 26.721', W 91° 11.417'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 26' 43.26" N, 91° 11' 25.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-298 S River Rd, Baton Rouge LA 70802, US|
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