“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Algiers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Verret Plantation

Verret Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
April 27, 2018
1. Verret Plantation Marker
The sugar plantation (c.1800) of Furey Verret stretched along the river road from around Vallette St., to the Naval Station, and included the Verret Canal, where Whitney Avenue now stands. Jean Lafitte, the pirate, traveled on this canal between Barataria Bay and Algiers, with his contraband, to sell to the residents of Algiers and New Orleans.
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Location. 29° 57.284′ N, 90° 2.553′ W. Marker is in Algiers, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Patterson Road near Thayer Styreet, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Mississippi River Trail. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70114, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Olivier Plantation House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Fire of Algiers, 1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ninth Ward WWI Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Algiers Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Vincent De Paul Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Duverjé Plantation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Algiers' Dry Docks (approx. ¾ mile away); Plessy v. Ferguson (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Algiers.
More about this marker.
Verret Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
April 27, 2018
2. Verret Plantation Marker
Marker is located on top of levee, along the Mississippi River Trail, a bicycle and walking path atop the levee.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2018.
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