Baton Rouge Council No. 499 was established in 1910 as a local council of The United Commerical Travelers of America. Founded in 1888 as an organization to provide aid to the growing industry of traveling salesmen (note the name), UCT grew its membership along the railroad lines that these salesmen travelled. Baton Rouge was establlished as a stopping point on a rail line to New Orleans twenty-two years later. Over the years UCT has evolved into a member benefit organization open to all interested in their local community.
Our Council meeting hall was built in 1957 on 10 acres of land. While our meetings, parties, dances, weddings and other special events are held in the hall, the park-like grounds with picnic table pavillions and large moss covered oak trees, have been the site for picnics, egg hunts and many other outdoor events.
Our Baton Rouge Council , covering southern Louisiana, is governed by the Mississippi/Louisiana Regional Council of UCT, which in turn is governed by the International Council.
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