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

English Turn

 
 
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By Stephen Bell, May 18, 2011
1. English Turn Marker
Inscription.  So named because in this bend, Sept. 1699, Bienville, coming down stream, met the British who had come up river to choose site for a settlement. Bienville convinced Captain Lewis Banks that the territory was in possession of the French. Early concessions were established in the vicinity.
 
Erected 1963 by Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 29° 52.682′ N, 89° 57.849′ W. Marker is in Braithwaite, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish. Marker is on English Turn Road (Parish Route 3137) one mile west of Parish Route 39, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Braithwaite LA 70040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellechasse Plantation (approx. 2.2 miles away); Plaquemines Parish (approx. 3 miles away); Jefferson Parish (approx. 3.7 miles away); Versailles Oaks (approx. 4.1 miles away); Plantation of Pierre Denis De La Ronde (approx.
English Turn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, May 18, 2011
2. English Turn Marker
Taken facing roughly west standing on the Mississippi River levee
4.1 miles away); Battle of New Orleans West Bank (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jumonville Plantation (approx. 4.2 miles away); Roads and Ditches (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker Vandalized
Google Earth shows the street view in June 2008 and October 2013; both dates show a vandalized and missing marker. (In 2013, the remaining post is further vandalized from its state in 2008). I was wondering if anyone can confirm that its in place currently or at least at a time after these dates?
    — Submitted March 6, 2019, by Chris Kourim of Mishawka, Indiana.

 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
English Turn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 15, 2010
3. English Turn Marker
View to north from English Turn Road
Mississippi River levee in background
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2011, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2011, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi.   3. submitted on January 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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