Fort Jesup

7 mi. NE of Many on LA 6, Fort Jesup State Monument, Many, Louisiana

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Description 

This was the most southwesterly military outpost in the United States, from its establishment in 1822 until the Mexican War. In March 1845, Texas was offered admission to the Union and Gen. Zachary Taylor's "Army of Observation", stationed at Fort Jesup, was ordered to hold its troops ready to march into Texas. After Texas joined the Union, Taylor was ordered to move into the new State. The site is now Fort Jesup State Monument. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 4, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000381
Areas of significance
Military; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Fortification
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1822; 1845
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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