Mandeville in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Battle of Lake Pontchartrain
Erected by City of Mandeville & Mandeville Bicentennial Commission.
Location. 30° 20.944′ N, 90° 3.616′ W. Marker is in Mandeville, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling west on Jackson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Jackson Ave, Mandeville LA 70448, 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. Our Lady Of The Lake Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Native Peoples (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Enslaved (approx. 1½ miles away); Sugar Mill Operation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fontainebleau Plantation Sugar Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Greater Mandeville Veterans Memorial Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mandeville.
Also see . . . Battle of Lake Pontchartrain. “The HMS West Florida was patrolling on Lake Pontchartrain when it encountered the USS Morris, which had set out from New Orleans with a Spanish and American crew headed by Continental Navy Captain William Pickles. The larger crew of the Morris successfully boarded the West Florida, inflicting a mortal wound on its captain, Lieutenant John Payne. The capture of the West Florida eliminated the major British naval presence on the lake, weakening already tenuous British control over the western reaches of West Florida.” (Submitted on October 13, 2018.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2016. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 6 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week October 14, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2016. 4. submitted on October 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.