New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South-Central)
Traveled on by Iberville, 1699 and named for French Minister of Marine. Indians called it Okwa-ta, wide water. First port of embarkation was at the site where Bayou St. John flows from this lake. It was first water travel route to the City of New Orleans.
Iberville y passa en 1699 et la nomma en l'honneur du ministre de la Marine. Les Indiens l'appelalent Okwa-ta, "vaste plan d'eau". Le premier port d'embarquement se trouvait à l'embouchure du Bayou Saint-Jean qui fut la première voie d'eau reliant le lac à la Nouvelle-Orléans.
Erected 1964 by The Department of Commerce and Industry.
Location. 30° 1.699′ N, 90° 6.091′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Lakeshore Drive 0.2 miles east of Canal Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70124, 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. Fort St. John (approx. 1.1 miles away); 17th Street Canal Floodwall (approx. London Avenue Canal Floodwall Breach (approx. 2.4 miles away); Beatles Only Concert Performance in Louisiana (approx. 2.6 miles away); Duelling Grounds (approx. 2.9 miles away); Marvin E. Thames (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brothers Of The Sacred Heart (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2016.