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Fort Jesup State Historic Site  
32 Geoghagan Road
Many, LA 71449
318-256-4117
888-677-5378

After a territorial boundary was finally fixed at the Sabine River by the Florida Purchase Treaty of 1819, the United States built Fort Jesup in 1822. Lieutenant Colonel Zachary Taylor established and commanded the garrison. Taylor's troops managed to establish law and order in the Neutral Ground and Fort Jesup remained an important military post for nearly 25 years. The fort was abandoned in 1846 when it was no longer needed as a border outpost. One kitchen is the only historic structure remaining from the large reservation that once spread across the frontier. In 1961, Fort Jesup was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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