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

Charles Morgan

Born Connecticut 1795 Died New York 1878


— Businessman Entrepreneur Philanthropist —

Charles Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
May 13, 2005
1. Charles Morgan Marker
Inscription.  Established steamship line in Gulf of Mexico in 1837; Began use of settlement on Berwick Bay as transshipping point for rail-steamer service from New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad in 1869: Dredged Atchafalaya Bay ship channel in 1872. His enterprises brought growth and prosperity to the Town of Brashear which, in 1876, was renamed Morgan City in his honor.
Erected by City of Morgan City Louisiana.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 29° 41.683′ N, 91° 12.527′ W. Marker is in Morgan City, Louisiana, in St. Mary Parish. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Everett Street, on the right when traveling north on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 571 First St, Morgan City LA 70380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Governor Jared Young Sanders Memorial Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atchafalaya River (about 600 feet away); Morgan City Floodwalls (about 700 feet away); Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church
Morgan City Old City Hall and Charles Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
May 13, 2005
2. Morgan City Old City Hall and Charles Morgan Marker
The marker is to the far right in this view.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Years (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Atchafalaya River (approx. Ό mile away); Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Offshore Oil Well (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan City.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2015. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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