Buras-Triumph in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1963 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 29° 21.141′ N, 89° 27.422′ W. Marker is in Buras-Triumph, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 23 and Herbert Harvey Road, in the median on State Route 23. Fort Jackson is approximately 70 miles southeast of New Orleans and 40 miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. It is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, opposite Fort St. Philip, and it is midway between the communities of Buras-Triumph and Boothville-Venice. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Plaquemines Parish (approx. half a mile away).
More about this marker. The old fort was closed to the public after being damaged by Hurricane Katrina and Rita but reopened to the public in January 2011.
Also see . . .
1. "Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip". (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Fort Jackson, Louisiana. ... The fort has been owned by Plaquemines Parish since 1962. In the 1960s, Leander Perez threatened to turn it into a prison for any hippies and advocates of desegregation who entered the Parish. ... (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,060 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. 2. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 5. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.