“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Laplace in St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Bonnet Carré Crevasse

Bonnet Carré Crevasse Marker image. Click for full size.
July 9, 2015
1. Bonnet Carré Crevasse Marker
Inscription. In 1871 on this bonnet shaped curve of the Mississippi River a disastrous break in the levee cut a wide channel to Lake Pontchartrain. Crevasse closed in 1883. Bonnet Carré spillway completed in 1932.
Erected by Laplace Centennial Committee.
Location. 30° 2.563′ N, 90° 26.658′ W. Marker is in Laplace, Louisiana, in St John the Baptist Parish. Marker is on East Airline Highway (U.S. 61) 0.2 miles east of Louisiana Route 3127, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Place LA 70068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodland Plantation (approx. 2.7 miles away); A. Montz (approx. 2.9 miles away); Les Allemands (approx. 3.3 miles away); Laplace (approx. 3.9 miles away); Civil War Cannon (approx. 3.9 miles away); Home Place (approx. 5.4 miles away); Flagville (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fashion Plantation (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laplace.
Categories. DisastersEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
Bonnet Carré Crevasse Marker/area image. Click for full size.
July 9, 2015
2. Bonnet Carré Crevasse Marker/area
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