New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Fort St. John
Established by Colonial French in the early 18th century
Rebuilt by the Spanish-1779
Built to protect New Orleans from attack by way of Lake Ponchartrain.
Spirit of '76 Chapter
Erected 1960 by Department of Commerce and Industry.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 30° 1.357′ N, 90° 5.017′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Beauregard Avenue north of Jay Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70124, 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. Lake Pontchartrain (approx. 1.1 miles away); London Avenue Canal Floodwall Breach (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lakefront "Seawall" (approx. New Basin Canal (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain and the Pontchartrain Basin (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Point (approx. 1.8 miles away); Southern Yacht Club (approx. 1.8 miles away); Brothers Of The Sacred Heart (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Also see . . .
1. Spanish Fort Links. (Submitted on January 21, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
2. Fort St. John is another ABANDONED Louisiana fort (YouTube). Video of drone fly through of Fort St. John. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
3. NolaDeej 84 - Early 18th Century Fort in New Orleans (YouTube). Video of Historical pictures compared to present locations. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2016. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 15, 2016. 6, 7. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.