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Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jean Laffite

 
 
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July 4, 2019
1. Jean Laffite Marker
Inscription.  Jean Laffite was a French privateer, pirate and patriot. A hero with his band of baratarians at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Reputed to have had a warehouse on Contraband Bayou and to have conducted business with locals, Charles Salier and Arsene Lebleu. His ships flew flags of Cartagena and the Mexican Republic, and maybe the Jolly Roger.
 
Erected by The Buccaneer Society of Lake Charles and The Lafite Society at Galveston, TX.
 
Location. 30° 10.427′ N, 93° 12.845′ W. Marker is in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is on Common Street (State Highway 385) near East McNeese Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4688 Common Street, Lake Charles LA 70607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LaGrange High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Louisiana Baptist Orphanage (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Charles Academy (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lake Charles High School Kilties (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lost Railroad Stations
Jean Laffite Marker image. Click for full size.
July 4, 2019
2. Jean Laffite Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Killen Field (approx. 3 miles away); Christian Science (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Arcade Theatre and Miller Building, the Paramount and the Weber Building (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2019.
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