Bayou La Batre in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Bayou La Batre
Founded in 1786 by Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge), Bayou La Batre was incorporated in 1955. The local seafood industry in this seafaring town serves as a centerpiece for the Discovery Channel's series, Big Shrimping. In addition, the city was featured in the 1994 film, Forrest Gump, and in the book on which it is based. Also, in 2005 Disney Studios launched the pirate ship, Black Pearl, which was built here for the film.
Erected 2012 by Bicentennial Commission of Mobile County, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1786.
Location. 30° 24.253′ N, 88° 14.849′ W. Marker is in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of South Wintzell Avenue (Alabama Route 188) and Tapia Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Wintzell Avenue. Marker is located near the northwest corner Bayou La Batre City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13785 South Wintzell Avenue, Bayou La Batre AL 36509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Bayou La Batre, Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bayou La Batre (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama's Coastal Connection (within shouting distance of this marker); The Story of Bellingrath Gardens (approx. 6.6 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 9.9 miles away); Military Service Monument (approx. 11.8 miles away in Mississippi); Dauphin Island Indian Shell Mound Park (approx. 13.2 miles away); John F. Porter, Jr. Goat Tree Reserve / The Goat Tree (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bayou La Batre.
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Also see . . .
1. Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Bayou La Batre is a fishing village with a seafood-processing harbor for fishing boats and shrimp boats. The local Chamber of Commerce has described the city as the "Seafood Capital of Alabama" for packaging seafood from hundreds of fishing boats. Bayou La Batre was featured in the 1994 film Forrest Gump and the book upon which it is based. In April 2005, Disney Studios launched a secretly built pirate ship, the Black Pearl, out of Bayou La Batre for filming sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. On August 29, 2005, the area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, which produced (Submitted on May 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Joseph Bosarge (1733-1795). - born in Poitier, France died at Bayou La Batre, Alabama
- name (as spelled in France) "Bouzage"; later Americanized to "Bosarge"
- Joseph was first settler of Bayou La Batre Alabama, in mid 1780s (Submitted on May 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.