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

City of Gretna

 
 
City of Gretna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. City of Gretna Marker
Inscription. Incorporated 20 August 1913. John Ehret, First Mayor. Seat of Jefferson Parish Government since 1884. German settlement laid out in 1836 by Benjamin Buisson for Nicholas Noel Destrehan as Village of Mechanikham.
 
Erected 1982 by the Twilight Gardeners, Gretna, Louisiana.
 
Location. 29° 54.644′ N, 90° 3.626′ W. Marker is in Gretna, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Huey P. Long Avenue and 11th Street, on the left when traveling north on Huey P. Long Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Huey P. Long Avenue, Gretna LA 70053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Joseph Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mel Ott (approx. 0.4 miles away); Centennial Marker (approx. half a mile away); Derbigny Plantation (approx. half a mile away); Gretna City Hall (approx. half a mile away); David Crockett Firehall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Phoenix Iron Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); McDonoghville (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gretna.
 
Also see . . .  Gretna Historic District. (Submitted on February 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. GovernmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Looking north towards Gretna WWII Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Looking north towards Gretna WWII Memorial
Gretna City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. Gretna City Hall
Jefferson Parish Government Center image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
4. Jefferson Parish Government Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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