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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hester in St. James Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

James Mather

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July 25, 2015
1. James Mather Marker
Inscription.  Large sugar plantation owned by Mather family until sold in 1879. James Mather, Englishman by birth, came to America in 1777; was active in Indian trade in West Florida area; was fourth mayor of New Orleans serving from 1807-1812. Here on October 8, 1821, James Mather died.
Erected 1966 by Louisiana Tourist Development Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1799.
Location. 30° 1.188′ N, 90° 45.968′ W. Marker is in Hester, Louisiana, in St. James Parish. Marker is on River Road (State Highway 44) 0.2 miles west of Hester Street, on the left when traveling north. Located on the levee. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hester LA 70743, 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. Oak Alley Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Le Petit Versailles" (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Vacherie de Grande Pointe" (approx. 1½ miles away); Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois
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(approx. 1½ miles away); Colonel Leopold L. Armant (approx. 2.1 miles away); Vacherie (approx. 2.6 miles away); Judge Poché Plantation House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Convent (approx. 3.8 miles away).
James Mather Marker image. Click for full size.
July 25, 2015
3. James Mather Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2015. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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