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

Avondale~Waggaman

 
 
Avondale~Waggaman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Avondale~Waggaman Marker
Inscription. Named for George Augustus Waggaman, prominent politician, planter and War of 1812 veteran. His plantation, Avondale, was built north of here in 1839. Home consumed by Miss. River in early 1900s.
 
Erected 2006 by the Jefferson Parish Historical Commission.
 
Location. 29° 54.586′ N, 90° 12.199′ W. Marker is in Avondale, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 90 and South Jamie Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 90. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2901 Highway 90, Westwego LA 70094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tchoupitoulas Plantation (approx. 1.8 miles away); City Of Harahan (approx. 2.1 miles away); Wedell - Williams Airport Site (approx. 3 miles away); Seven Oaks Plantation Site (approx. 3.6 miles away); La Providence (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named La Providence (approx. 3.7 miles away); Magnolia Lane (approx. 4.2 miles away); Marsalis Mansion Motel (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Waggaman. (Submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on George A. Waggaman
Avondale~Waggaman Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Avondale~Waggaman Marker Area
. (Submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. DisastersPoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Looking east towards Avondale~Waggaman Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. Looking east towards Avondale~Waggaman Marker.
George Augustus Waggaman image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. George Augustus Waggaman
 
 
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 275 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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