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Buras-Triumph in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Jackson

 
 
Fort Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, December 23, 2020
1. Fort Jackson Marker
Inscription.  Built 1822-32 to protect the lower river. Named for Andrew Jackson. 1862 - Fort withstood 10-day siege by Farragut and surrendered after city fell. In 1898 and 1917-18 used as training base. 1961 - Fort was declared a national monument.
 
Erected 1963 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, 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
Fort Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, December 20, 2020
2. Fort Jackson Marker
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area: Buras LA 70041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.) 
 
The Outer Walls of Fort Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 15, 2010
3. The Outer Walls of Fort Jackson
View of northwest bastion
Western Entry into Fort Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 15, 2010
4. Western Entry into Fort Jackson
Fort Jackson Marker before replacement and relocation. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 16, 2010
5. Fort Jackson Marker before replacement and relocation.
 
 
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 1,981 times since then and 26 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.

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