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Baton Rouge definition by Webster's New World
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capital of La., on the Mississippi: pop. 228,000
Origin: French translated, translation of Choctaw ítu-úma, red pole, a boundary mark, probably between the hunting grounds of two tribes
Baton Rouge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The capital of Louisiana, in the southeast-central part of the state on a bluff above the Mississippi River. Founded in 1719 as a French fort, it became the state capital in 1849 and was captured (May 1862) by Union admiral David Farragut during the Civil War. It is a major port of entry and oil-refining center. Population: 230,000.