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

Town of Jean Lafitte

 
 
Town of Jean Lafitte Marker image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2017
1. Town of Jean Lafitte Marker
Inscription.
Named for legendary privateer Jean Lafitte, who helped the United States win the Battle of New Orleans and used area bayous for his smuggling operations. Home to a thriving seafood industry. Incorporated in 1974 as a village. Became a town in 1977. First mayor of village and town was Leo E. Kerner, Jr., from 1974-1991
 
Erected 2014 by Jefferson Parish Historical Commission.
 
Location. 29° 45.633′ N, 90° 6.021′ W. Marker is in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on Jean Lafitte Boulevard (State Highway 45) near State Highway 303, on the right. Touch for map. Located at the exit/entrance ramp of the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 799 Jean Lafitte Boulevard, Lafitte LA 70067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barataria Preserve (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sinking Land, Rising Water (approx. 1.8 miles away); Manila Village (approx. 2.3 miles away); Clark Cheniere (approx. 2.4 miles away); Poblacion de Barataria (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bellechasse Plantation
Town of Jean Lafitte Marker image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2017
2. Town of Jean Lafitte Marker
(approx. 9.3 miles away); Plaquemines Parish (approx. 9 miles away); Jefferson Parish (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jean Lafitte.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Old ship hull located across street image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2017
3. Old ship hull located across street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2017.
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