Morgan City in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Morgan City Floodwalls
The floodwalls protecting Morgan City were built under the authority of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the assistance of the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District and Morgan City officials. This 10-foot wall panel is a segment of the floodwall built in 1948. This wall ran parallel to the new floodwall. The floodwalls have protected Morgan City from numerous floods. High water marks for the most significant floods are shown here.
Erected by US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 29° 41.743′ N, 91° 12.63′ W. Marker is in Morgan City, Louisiana, in St. Mary Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Freret Street, on the left when traveling north on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgan City LA 70380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atchafalaya River (a few steps from this marker); Charles Morgan (about 700 feet away, measured The Governor Jared Young Sanders Memorial Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Years (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Atchafalaya River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Southwest Reef Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Twin City Gospel Temple (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan City.
Also see . . . Louisiana 1927. Video of the Flood of 1927 (Submitted on April 4, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2017.