Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Rock Salt Mine

 
 
First Rock Salt Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, January 8, 2014
1. First Rock Salt Mine Marker
Inscription. Salt evaporated from brine springs on Avery Island since 1791. On May 4, 1862, workmen enlarging these springs to produce more salt for the Confederacy hit solid salt at a depth of 16 feet. Mining operations, the first of this type in North America, were begun and continued until destruction of the salt works on April 17, 1863 by Union forces.
 
Location. 29° 54.764′ N, 91° 54.322′ W. Marker is near New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on Avery Island Road (State Highway 329) 0.2 miles north of Pepper Field Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Factory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Olivier Plantation (approx. 6.4 miles away); Howe Institute (approx. 8.1 miles away); Iberia Courthouse Building (approx. 8.1 miles away); St. Peter's Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away); Segura - Labourgeois Building (approx. 8.3 miles away); The United States Post Office - Circa 1903 (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Great Fire (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Iberia.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Location of Rock Salt Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, January 8, 2014
2. Location of Rock Salt Mine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement