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

Clark Cheniere

 
 
Clark Cheniere Marker image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2017
1. Clark Cheniere Marker
Inscription. Not far from Manila Village in Barataria Bay, another shrimping village was built by a group of Filipinos led by John (Juan Roxas) Rojas. This smaller version of Manila Village was called Clark Cheniere or Clarksville and was occupied mostly by Filipinos. It had a successful store supported by nearby platforms and even had its own coin readily accepted by locals. Just like the other platforms in the Manila Village communities, strong hurricanes brought an end to this village as well. However, many of the Rojas Family descendants still live in the Lafitte and Barataria area.
 
Erected by The Philippine-Louisiana Historical Society.
 
Location. 29° 44.09′ N, 90° 7.559′ W. Marker is in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on Jean Lafitte Boulevard (State Highway 45) south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafitte LA 70067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manila Village (here, next to this marker); Town of Jean Lafitte (approx. 2.4 miles away); Barataria Preserve (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sinking Land, Rising Water
Clark Cheniere Marker image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2017
2. Clark Cheniere Marker
Rear of Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Poblacion de Barataria (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bellechasse Plantation (approx. 11.7 miles away); Plaquemines Parish (approx. 11.8 miles away); Jefferson Parish (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jean Lafitte.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Clark Cheniere Marker image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2017
3. Clark Cheniere Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2017.
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