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

Fort Pike

 
 
Fort Pike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Bell, June 23, 2009
1. Fort Pike Marker
Inscription. Historic state monument 5 miles west on US 90, was completed in 1828 to defend Rigolets Pass approach through Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans. Named after Brigadier Gen. Zebulon Montgomery Pike.
 
Erected 1954 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 30° 10.009′ N, 89° 44.238′ W. Marker is near New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 90. Touch for map. Marker is displayed on the ground outside the visitor center to the closed park, currently being rebuilt. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Slidell (approx. 8 miles away); 1st United Methodist Church (approx. 8 miles away); City of Slidell Centennial (approx. 8 miles away); Slidell Town Hall and Jail (approx. 8 miles away); a different marker also named John Slidell (approx. 8 miles away); a different marker also named John Slidell (approx. 8.3 miles away); Slidell: An Overview (approx. 8.3 miles away); Original Lone Star Republic (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Pike from Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 1, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Fort Pike - Louisiana. (Submitted on October 1, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,222 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide view photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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