“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Independence in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)


Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, November 18, 2011
1. Independence Marker
Inscription. Known as Uncle Sam when settled in 1830's. Italian families began to arrive in early 1880's. Because of this heritage, the town has come to be known as "Little Italy". Downtown historic district created by city in 1982.
Erected 1982 by the Louisiana Dept. of Commerce and Tourism.
Location. 30° 38.134′ N, 90° 30.052′ W. Marker is in Independence, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa Parish. Marker is at the intersection of West Railroad Avenue (U.S. 51) and West 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on West Railroad Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 539 West Railroad Ave, Independence LA 70443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loranger High Shool (approx. 6.1 miles away); Church of the Incarnation (approx. 6.5 miles away); Blythewood Plantation (approx. 6.6 miles away); Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); City Of Hammond (approx. 9.2 miles away); Mt. Vernon Walnut (approx. 9.3 miles away); Peter Hammond (approx. 9.3 miles away); Hammond Junior College (approx. 9.5 miles away).
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photo   1. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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