Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Location. 29° 14.58′ N, 89° 58.644′ W. Marker is in Grand Isle, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on State Highway 1 east of Willow Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the Grand Isle Civic Center/Multi Purpose building. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Isle LA 70358, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 32 - Pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Livingston (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Grand Isle (within shouting distance Grand Isle, Louisiana (approx. 2 miles away); Cheniere Caminada Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Parish of Jefferson (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Regarding Grand Isle. A "barracoon" as mentioned in the marker text was a holding cell for slaves. Jean Lafitte (c. 1780 – c. 1823), as a French pirate or privateer, would hijack slave ships in the Gulf of Mexico area.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2016.