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West Florida


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    • British West Florida
    • Florida occidental jurisdicción de Baton Rouge
    • Baton Rouge (Jurisdicción)
    • Republic of West Florida
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      • found: NUCMC data from Texas St. Libr., Archives Div. for Lamar, M.B. Papers, 1806-1941(name not given; Louisiana)
      • found: LC man. auth. cd.(hdg.: West Florida; the northern coast of the gulf of Mexico between the Mississippi and Apalachicola rivers. Formed part of Louisiana until 1763 when French possessions east of the Mississippi were ceded to Great Britain. British West Florida was organized in 1763, with line of 31° as northern boundary, changed in 1767 to 32°8ʹ. Conquered by Spain in 1780, its northern boundary was in dispute until 1791, when 31°was agreed upon, and the section thereby gained by the U.S. between 31° & 32°8ʹ became Mississippi territory. In 1810-11 the western section, or Baton Rouge district, of Spanish West Florida revolted from Spain and was joined to Louisiana; in 1812, the middle section, or Mobile district, was annexed to Mississippi territory; and in 1819 the eastern section with the whole of East Florida was sold by Spain to the U.S., forming the present state of Florida)
      • found: Britannica academic, viewed on Sept. 29, 2017:under Baton Rouge (on Sept. 23, 1010, the inhabitants of Baton Rouge and the U.S. born citizens of the surrounding parishes rebelled against the Spanish, establishing their own republic called West Florida; that area was annexed by the United States 3 months later)
      • found: Davis, William C. The history of the short-lived independent republic of Florida, viewed via Smithsonian.com on Sept. 28, 2017(West Florida; Republic of West Florida; area from Perdido River across southern Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to the Mississippi River; Spain maintainted that the territory it ceded to France, which subsequently became the Louisiana Purchase, did not include West Florida; the Republic of West Florida existed briefly in 1810)
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      • 1981-04-14: new
      • 2017-09-28: revised
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