Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Named After A Red Stick On The Mississippi Bluff

In 1699, French explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville named “le Baton Rouge” for the “red stick” along a Mississippi River bluff.

Painting of the Louisiana Old State Capital Building.

A historical marker regarding the Founding of Baton Rogue, Louisiana is in front of the Old State Capital Building.

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