Antonia Plantation

Marker NameAnonia Plantation Historical Marker

Antonia Plantation

Marker Dedicated

March 2009

Marker Sponsor

The Becnel Family

Marker LocationAntonia Plantation House

The corner of Antonio Road and South River Road

Marker Text

A typical raised Creole Cottage, Antonia Plantation was an early 1800s working sugar plantation. Established through a 1793 Spanish Land Grant claimed by Pierre Lebert. Zephirin Blanchard married Lebert’s daughter Elsie and expanded the plantation. Zephirin Blanchard fought in the War of 1812. His son Arthur fought and died in the Civil War. Antonia Plantation was owned by the Blanchard-Levert Family for over 200 Years.