Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The sugar plantation (c.1800) of Furey Verret stretched along the river road from around Vallette St., to the Naval Station, and included the Verret Canal, where Whitney Avenue now stands. Jean Lafitte, the pirate, traveled on this canal between Barataria Bay and Algiers, with his contraband, to sell to the residents of Algiers and New Orleans.
Erected by www.algiershistoricalsociety.org.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 57.284′ N, 90° 2.553′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Patterson Road near Thayer Styreet, on the left when traveling north. Located on the Mississippi River Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Pacific Railroad Yards (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Naval Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brownlee Residence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Olivier Plantation House (approx. 0.6 Manetta Residence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Valentine Residence (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hardy Residence (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
More about this marker. Marker is located on top of levee, along the Mississippi River Trail, a bicycle and walking path atop the levee.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2018.