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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

New Orleans

 
 
New Orleans Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 2, 2008
1. New Orleans Marker
Inscription. First sighted as Indian portage to Lake Pontchartrain and Gulf in 1699 by Bienville and Iberville. Founded by Bienville in 1718; named by him in honor of the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France. Called the Crescent City because of location in bend of the Mississippi.
 
Erected 1968 by Louisiana Tourist Development Commission.
 
Location. 29° 57.438′ N, 90° 3.725′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Decatur Street south of St Ann Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Café Du Monde (within shouting distance of this marker); The Washington Artillery Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Woldenberg Riverfront Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steamer New Orleans (within shouting distance of this marker); Evans Creole Candy Factory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson Square - Vieux Carré (about 400 feet away); Lower Pontalba Building (about 500 feet away); Cathedral of St. Louis, King of France (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
New Orleans Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 2, 2008
2. New Orleans Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,365 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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