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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Steamer New Orleans

 
 
The Steamer New Orleans Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 2, 2008
1. The Steamer New Orleans Marker
Inscription. On January 10, 1812, the steamer "New Orleans" commanded by Nicholas Roosevelt, arrived on this spot. It was the first steamboat to successfully navigate the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Steamboats were a major factor in the growth of New Orleans as a world port.
 
Erected 1963 by Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 29° 57.409′ N, 90° 3.752′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Decatur Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is across street from Jackson Square. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woldenberg Riverfront Park (a few steps from this marker); The Washington Artillery Park (within shouting distance of this marker); New Orleans (within shouting distance of this marker); Café Du Monde (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Literary Landmark (about 400 feet away); Jackson Square - Vieux Carré (about 400 feet away); Upper Pontabla Building (about 400 feet away); The Cabildo (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  Centennial Photo and Info. "Steamer New Orleans" ::
The Steamer New Orleans Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 2, 2008
2. The Steamer New Orleans Marker
. (Submitted on April 6, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The Steamer New Orleans Marker, looking north along Decatur Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2, 2012
3. The Steamer New Orleans Marker, looking north along Decatur Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,685 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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