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Meraux in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Plantation of Jacques Philippe Villere

(1761-1830)

 
 
Plantation of Jacques Philippe Villere Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 24, 2020
1. Plantation of Jacques Philippe Villere Marker
Inscription.  
First native-born Louisianan to serve as governor of Louisiana (1816-1820); Served as major-general commanding the 1st Division of Louisiana Militia during the Battle of New Orleans; British forces reached Mississippi River at Villere Plantation December 23, 1814, and established their headquarters in main house of the Villere Plantation. Villere retired to this plantation known as Conseil where he successfully cultivated sugar until his death.
 
Erected by Valero Energy Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is December 23, 1814.
 
Location. 29° 55.836′ N, 89° 56.761′ W. Marker is in Meraux, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on East St. Bernard Highway (State Highway 46) near Jacob Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2305 Highway 46, Meraux LA 70075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lacoste Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jumonville Plantation (approx. 0.9 miles
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away); Versailles Oaks (approx. 1.4 miles away); Denis de La Ronde Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Chalmette Plantations (approx. 1.4 miles away); Plantation of Pierre Denis De La Ronde (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chalmette Plantation (approx. 2.6 miles away); Serving Those Who Saved Us (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Plantation of Jacques Philippe Villere Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 24, 2020
2. Plantation of Jacques Philippe Villere Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 249 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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