Louisiana’s Military History

Zachary Taylor Byway connects Bogalusa to Pineville, crossing three other Louisiana Byways on its 203-mile trek. It occasionally overlays the Louisiana Great River Road All-American Road near St. Francisville and New Roads, the Northup Trail in Mansura and to Marksville where it meets the Colonial Trails Byway. This byway nods to the heroic deeds of its namesake during the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812. Baton Rouge was Taylor’s adopted home. His home, a modest four-room cottage, once overlooked the Mississippi River. Sites along the Zachary Taylor Byway include Bogalusa, the birthplace of Professor Longhair and home to the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival. Franklinton has multiple blueberry farms, a farmer’s market and Bogue Chitto State Park where visitors will experience a diversity of natural habitats on one of the most dynamic and scenic river systems in Louisiana. Overnight visitors will find accommodations from tent camping (complete with glamping sites) to RV camping to cabins overlooking the bluffs.

Learn more at the Trails & Byways website.

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