Historical Markers in
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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Philemon Thomas George Bevan George Garig George Rice George Tarasovic Germain Bergeron House Glenn Dorsey Grant Delpit Gras-Devall Plaza Greedy Williams Greenwell Springs Greg Jackson Grist Mill Henri Bouvier Favrot Herman Johnson Heroes Of The War On Terrorism Highland Cemetery Highland Cemetery Hilton Capitol Center Historic City Park Golf Course Huey Long Grave In Honor of George Washington In Memory of the LSU Students Independence Bowl Independence Bowl Indian Mounds Jalen Mills Jamal Adams James Britt Ja'Marr Chase Jeremy Witten Jerry Stovall Jim Taylor Jimmy Taylor Joe Burrow Joe "Nacho" Albergamo John Archer Lejeune John Baptiste Kleinpeter John Garlington John Stephen Huguet, M.D. Johnny Rivers Jon Zeringue Joseph Onieda Lopez Josephine Favrot Josh Jasper Josh Reed Ken Kavanaugh, Sr. Kevin Faulk Kevin Minter Korean War Memorial Kyle Williams La Maison Française & The Honors House Lafayette Building Lafayette Buildings Lance Smith Land Grant College / Sea Grant College Laron Landry Leonard Fournette Lloyd Peever Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial Louisiana National Guard Memorial Louisiana State Capitol Louisiana State Seminary of Learning Foundation Stone Louisiana State University & Surrounding Area Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Louisiana Vietnam War Memorial Louisiana's Old State Capitol Louisiana's Old State Capitol LSU Baseball History LSU Former Campus Luis Estevan Favrot Lyle Mouton Madame Anne Marie Renée Aimé Douézan Magnolia Cemetery Manship School of Mass Communication March Of Galvez Marcha de Galvez Marcus Spears Marvin "Moose" Stewart Massachusetts Memorial Max Fugler Medal of Honor Tree Memorial Oak Grove Merci Train Mestrovic Court Michael Brooks Mike Anderson Mike Sirotka Mike the Tiger - History Mike Williams Mississippi River Morgan House Site Morris Claiborne Mound Place Pigeon Cote National Cemetery North Boulevard at St. Louis Oak Ridge, Louisiana Jail Odell Beckham, Jr. Old Arsenal Old Arsenal Museum Old Brad Old Post Office Old State Capitol Old State Capitol Old State Capitol Old State Capitol Old State Capitol Ole War Skule Oliver Pollock Orange Bowl Orange Bowl Original Site of the First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge Original Site of the First Presbyterian Church Original Site/Donors of Land Outback Bowl Overseer's House Parade Ground Parade Ground Parade Ground Parade Ground Parish of St. Alphonsus Liguori Patrick Peterson Peace 平和 Peach Bowl Peach Bowl Peach Bowl Peach Bowl Pentagon Barracks Pentagon Barracks Pentagon Buildings Philogene Joseph de Favrot Pigeonnier Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback Piño House Pioneer Cabin Port Hudson National Cemetery Port Hudson Siege Potts House Pride High School Purple Heart Memorial Purple Heart Ship Remi Prudhomme Repentance Fountain Riverfront Plaza Robert Dugas Romeville Post Office Ron Estay Roy "Moonie" Winston Russ Springer Russell B. Long Ryan Patterson Ryan Theriot Sam Montgomery School For The Deaf Schoolhouse Scott Schultz Scott's Bluff Shaquille O'Neal Ship's Bell... Shotgun House Sick House Sid Fournet Siege of Port Hudson, 1863 Sigma Iota Simon Bolivar Oak Single Pen Slave Cabin Site of Early Gunsmith Shop Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 Site of the Shiloh Baptist Church Site of the Weiss House Skip Bertman Skip Bertman Skip Bertman Legacy Skyler Green Slim Harpo Smokehouse Southern University Southern University Spanish Town Spanish Town Spanish-American War Memorial Split-Cypress Barn St. James Episcopal Church St. Joseph Cathedral St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery St. Vincent's Academy/Catholic High School Stephen Peterman Steve Van Buren Stewart-Dougherty House Stoker Barn Stoner-Athens House Stories of City Park Sugar Bowl Sugar Bowl Sugar Bowl Sugar Bowl Sugar Bowl Sugar Bowl (BCS National Championship) Sugar Kettle Sun Bowl Swamp Age Tangerine Bowl Texas Bowl The D'Artaguiette Concession The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge The First West Florida Convention, 1810 The Former Baptismal Fount The Founding Of Baton Rouge The Founding of "Red Stick" The Hill Memorial Library Columns The Louisiana State University The Mississippi River The Old Governor's Mansion The Purple Heart Trail The State Capitol Third Street Tiger Bend Archaeological Site Todd McClure Todd Walker Todd Walker Tommy Casanova Town Of Baker Town of Zachary Tre'Davious White Tyler Lafauci Tyrann Mathieu Tyrone Slave Cabin U.S.S. Kidd Uncle Jack University Lakes & Bird Sanctuary Upland Hardwoods USCGC White Alder USS KIDD - "DD 661" USS Kidd KIA Memorial USS Kidd Veterans Museum & Ship Votes For Women Wally Pontiff Warren Capone Wendell Davis Will Blackwell William Bartram Trail William Bartram Trail William Bartram Trail William Bartram Trail William Bartram Trail William Bartram Trail William Bartram Trail Y.A. Title Yellow Fever Memorial Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor Home Site "Hill of the Fountains"
Louisiana was originally a French colony, named after King Louis XIV of France. The area was first explored by the French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, in 1682.
East Baton Rouge Parish, located in Louisiana, has a rich history that dates back centuries. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Houma, Choctaw, and Bayou Goula tribes. In the 18th century, French explorers and settlers arrived in the region, establishing a presence and influence that would shape the area's development.

The Parish's history took a significant turn in 1810 when it officially became a part of the newly formed Louisiana Territory. As the United States expanded and Louisiana became a state, East Baton Rouge Parish continued to grow, attracting settlers from various backgrounds, including African-Americans, Europeans, and Cajuns. The diverse cultural heritage of these groups would contribute to the unique identity of the area.

During the Civil War, East Baton Rouge Parish saw its share of turmoil. Baton Rouge itself was occupied by Union forces in 1862 and became a center for Union military operations in the region. The war brought about much destruction and brought significant changes to the social and economic landscape of the Parish.

In the modern era, East Baton Rouge Parish has continued to evolve and develop. The area has experienced rapid growth, with Baton Rouge becoming the state capital in 1849. Today, the Parish is home to a thriving economy with industries ranging from petrochemicals and manufacturing to education and healthcare. Despite its growth, the historical significance of East Baton Rouge Parish is still visible in the region through its preservation of historic buildings, landmarks, and cultural traditions.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

  • 1699 - French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville arrives in present-day Louisiana, including the area that would become East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • 1763 - Treaty of Paris ends French and Indian War, transferring control of Louisiana (including East Baton Rouge Parish) from France to Spain.
  • 1800 - Spain cedes Louisiana back to France through the Treaty of San Ildefonso.
  • 1803 - United States purchases Louisiana from France in the Louisiana Purchase, gaining control of East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • 1810 - West Florida Rebellion, including the area of East Baton Rouge Parish, declares independence from Spain and briefly forms the Republic of West Florida.
  • 1812 - Louisiana achieves statehood, with East Baton Rouge Parish as one of its original parishes.
  • 1840 - Baton Rouge becomes the capital of Louisiana.
  • 1846 - East Baton Rouge Parish experiences a major flood, causing significant damage to the area.
  • 1861 - Louisiana secedes from the Union, joining the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
  • 1862 - Union forces capture Baton Rouge, bringing East Baton Rouge Parish under Union control during the Civil War.
  • 1882 - The Louisiana State University (LSU) is founded, establishing a major educational institution in East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • 1918 - East Baton Rouge Parish is severely affected by the Spanish influenza pandemic, which spreads across the world.
  • 1973 - East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council is established, changing the governing structure of the parish.
  • 2005 - East Baton Rouge Parish, along with the rest of the Gulf Coast, is heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina, causing significant damage.