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Saint George's, Saint George, Grenada — Caribbean Region of the Americas (Lesser Antilles of the West Indies)
 

Port Louis (1650)

 
 
Port Louis (1650) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
1. Port Louis (1650) Marker
Inscription.  

Port Louis (1650)
Grenada’s First Town
On June 20th 1650 the French colonist led by Du Parquet, Governor of Martinique landed in this area and set up the first town which was called Port Louis.

Project by: Kids Learning Center
Sponsored by: Otway/Bailey Funeral Home
June 20th 2000
 
Erected 2000 by Otway/Bailey Funeral Home.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1650.
 
Location. 12° 2.769′ N, 61° 44.76′ W. Marker is in Saint George's, Saint George. Marker is on Lagoon Road just east of Paddock Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marryshow House (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Destruction of the Bianca C (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Grenada Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Union (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Antilles Hotel (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Grenada National Museum (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); St. George's Methodist Church
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(approx. one kilometer away); Assassination of Maurice Bishop (approx. one kilometer away); In the Bowels of the Fort (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint George's.
 
Port Louis (1650) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
2. Port Louis (1650) Marker
A view of St. George's behind the Port Louis (1650) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
3. A view of St. George's behind the Port Louis (1650) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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