Gretna in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
In 1839, St. Mary's Market Steam Ferry Company developed 824 lots along Lafayette Avenue, naming the area Gretna and establishing commercial ferry service between the West Bank and New Orleans.
Erected 2004 by City of Gretna.
Location. 29° 55.183′ N, 90° 3.843′ W. Marker is in Gretna, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker can be reached from First Street near Lafayette Street. Touch for map. On top of levee close to Lafayette Street terminus. Marker is in this post office area: Gretna LA 70053, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Crockett Firehall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stumpf's Magic Hoodoo (about 500 feet away); Mechanickham (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centennial Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phoenix Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gretna City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mel Ott (approx. ¼ mile away); Derbigny Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gretna.
More about this marker. Located on the Mississippi River Trail, a levee top bicycle/walking trail. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES. Easy access to levee top is at Lafayette Street, with large easy stairs.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2019.