Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 15:33

The Cottage Plantation is a historic Southern plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, USA. The house was built from 1795 to 1859.[2] It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since March 17, 1975.[3]

This plantation was built on a Spanish land grant in 1795. This is one of the more complete plantation complexes left which features a milk house, smoke house, outer kitchen, store room, carriage house, and a law office. I recommend this not for the house tour- but for the outer buildings tour and a brougham carriage in excellent condition in the carriage house. This is the only carriage of this type I have seen in touring many Mississippi and Louisiana plantations over 30 years.

Impressive history wise, General Andrew Jackson visited here in 1815 while on his way to Natchez after being victorious in the Battle of New Orleans. Also, the father of the second owner, General Richard B. Butler, placed the American flag at Yorktown after America's victory in the Revolutionary War. 

The Cottage Plantation in St Francisville, Louisiana


St. Francisville
1795 to 1859
10528 Cottage Lane, St. Francisville, Louisiana
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