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West Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Trenton

 
 
Trenton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 11, 2020
1. Trenton Marker
Inscription.  
The first steamboat came into this area in 1819. Soon after, Trenton became the most important cotton shipping center on the Ouachita River. It was incorporated in 1870. It lost its importance soon after the railroad bridge across the River at Monroe went onto service in 1882.
 
Erected 1965 by The Louisiana Tourist Development Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 32° 31.082′ N, 92° 8.106′ W. Marker is in West Monroe, Louisiana, in Ouachita Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Trenton Street and Claiborne Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Monroe LA 71291, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe Residential Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Twin City Jamboree (approx. 0.9 miles away); Enoch's Pub & Café (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of First City Hall of West Monroe
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Webb Pierce (approx. 1.4 miles away); Art Alley (approx. 1½ miles away); Don Juan Filhiol Historic Preservation District (approx. 1½ miles away); St. Matthew Catholic Church (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Monroe.
 
Trenton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 11, 2020
2. Trenton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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