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Harahan in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tchoupitoulas Plantation

 
 
Tchopitoulas Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
March 4, 2016
1. Tchopitoulas Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Site of plantation acquired in 1808 by Joseph Soniat du Fossat. Visited by Governor William C.C. Claiborne and, legend says, privateer Jean Lafitte. "Chapitoulas" Indians, whose name means "river people," lived in this area.
 
Erected 2009 by Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 29° 56.156′ N, 90° 12.438′ W. Marker is in Harahan, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Highway (State Highway 48) and Erin Court, in the median on Jefferson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6244 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans LA 70123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City Of Harahan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wedell - Williams Airport Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); Avondale~Waggaman (approx. 1.8 miles away); La Providence (approx. 1.9 miles away);
Tchopitoulas Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
March 4, 2016
2. Tchopitoulas Plantation Marker
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a different marker also named La Providence (approx. 1.9 miles away); Huey P. Long Bridge, Louisiana (approx. 2.2 miles away); Parish of Jefferson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pops Park (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2016. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 224 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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