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

Parish of Jefferson

Parish of Jefferson Marker image. Click for full size.
January 15, 2018
1. Parish of Jefferson Marker
Inscription.  On Feb. 11, 1825, Governor Henry S. Johnson signed legislation creating the Parish of Jefferson out of the Third Senatorial District. It is named for President Thomas Jefferson, who died the following year, July 4.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 1825.
Location. 30° 0.166′ N, 90° 12.741′ W. Marker is in Metairie, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on North Scenic Drive north of Downs Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Metairie LA 70003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Park Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Noted Owner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fame and Fate (approx. 0.3 miles away); LaFreniere Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I U.S. Army Doughboy (approx. 2 miles away); United States Field Infantry World War II (approx. 2 miles away); World War II U.S. Navy Seaman
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January 15, 2018
2. Parish of Jefferson Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metairie.
More about this marker. Located inside Lafreniere Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018.

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