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Belle Chasse in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Plaquemines Parish

 
 
Plaquemines Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By James D. Madere, circa March 14, 2011
1. Plaquemines Parish Marker
Inscription. Plaquemines Parish was founded on March 31, 1807 stretching from English Turn south 100 miles along both banks of the Mississippi River. The name originates from piakamin, the Mobile Indian word for persimmon. Fort St. Philip at Plaquemines Bend was first center of government for the parish.
 
Erected 2012 by Plaquemines Parish Government.
 
Location. 29° 52.585′ N, 90° 0.89′ W. Marker is in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish. Marker is on Belle Chasse Highway (State Highway 23) west of Mildred Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7124 Louisiana 23, Belle Chasse LA 70037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Parish (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bellechasse Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away); English Turn (approx. 3 miles away); Terrytown (approx. 3.4 miles away); City of Gretna (approx. 3.6 miles away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mel Ott (approx. 4 miles away); McDonoghville (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Plaquemines Parish Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 21, 2015
2. Plaquemines Parish Marker area
Bridge and tunnel across Intracoastal Waterway in background.
View of Marker looking northwesterly on Belle Chasse Highway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 21, 2015
3. View of Marker looking northwesterly on Belle Chasse Highway.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James D. Madere of Belle Chasse, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by James D. Madere of Belle Chasse, Louisiana.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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