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

Centennial Marker

 
 
Centennial Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Centennial Marker Marker
Inscription.
On June, 4, 1884 members of the
police jury of Jefferson Parish
Right Bank:


F.H. Hatch, Pres.,
Geo. Bossey H. Eloi
H. WIlkinson L.H. Marrero
W. M. Naudain N. Le Bouef

held their first meeting in this
William Tell Hall marking Gretna
as the fourth Parish Seat, a
distinction the city still retains.


Erected June 4, 1884
Donation by City of Gretna
Building Constructed Circa 1875

 
Erected 1984 by the City of Gretna.
 
Location. 29° 55.02′ N, 90° 3.867′ W. Marker is in Gretna, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Newton Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Newton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 238 Newton Street, Gretna LA 70053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gretna City Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mel Ott (about 500 feet away); Phoenix Iron Works (about 700 feet away); David Crockett Firehall (about 800 feet away); Derbigny Plantation
William Tell Hall & plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. William Tell Hall & plaque.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. mile away); City of Gretna (approx. half a mile away); St. Alphonsus Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gretna.
 
Regarding Centennial Marker. This plaque, purchased by the Jefferson Parish Historical Commission in 1984, commemorates the 100th anniversary of Gretna as the seat of government of Jefferson Parish. The William Tell Hall served as the Jefferson Parish Courthouse from 1884 to 1907.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
William Tell Hall & plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. William Tell Hall & plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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