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Madisonville in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Madisonville

 
 
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October 14, 2016
1. Madisonville Marker
Inscription.  Originally called "Cokie" (from Coquille) because of the abundance of shells in the area. Renamed for Pres. James Madison, c. 1811. Site of Navy Yard in early 1800's. According to legend, Gen. Andrew Jackson, enroute to New Orleans in Nov. 1814, stopped here at the home of Gen. David B. Morgan.
 
Erected 1963 by Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
 
Location. 30° 24.225′ N, 90° 9.332′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. Marker is on Water Street south of Mulberry Street (Louisiana Highway 22), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 Water Street, Madisonville LA 70447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Madisonville Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Earthworks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Steam Powered "Groundhog" Sawmill
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October 14, 2016
2. Madisonville Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge (approx. 4˝ miles away); Greater Mandeville Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Saint Peter Church (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
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October 14, 2016
3. Madisonville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2016. This page has been viewed 355 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2016.
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