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

Seven Oaks Plantation Site

 
 
Seven Oaks Plantation Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Seven Oaks Plantation Site Marker
Inscription. Formerly Petit Desert, a 1719 concession. Among first parish settlements, it was a trading post and major entry port of the Louisiana colony. 1794 Michael Zeringue established Seven Oaks Plantation. His son, Camille, built Greek Revival style main house c. 1840. During War, occupied by Confederates, then Federals. Following the war, property acquired by Columbia Gardens Resort and later by railroad. During WWI house served as Army barracks. Later returned to private residence. Vacated in 1957, the house was demolished in 1977.
 
Erected 2003 by the Jefferson Parish Historical Commission.
 
Location. 29° 55.494′ N, 90° 8.761′ W. Marker is in Westwego, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Seven Oaks Boulevard (State Highway 18) and River Road (Route 541), on the right when traveling west on Seven Oaks Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 159 Seven Oaks Boulevard, Westwego LA 70094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeDroit Residence (approx. 1.3 miles away); The St. Charles Line (approx. 1 miles away); Town of Carrollton (approx.
Former Seven Oaks Plantation Site image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Former Seven Oaks Plantation Site
1 miles away); Magnolia Lane (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jefferson City (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mater Dolorosa Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gilbert Academy and New Orleans University (approx. 2.1 miles away); National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Seven Oaks Plantation history. Includes photos of home (Submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, World I
 
View towards marker looking west on LA-18. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. View towards marker looking west on LA-18.
Seven Oaks Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1965
4. Seven Oaks Plantation
At this point in 1965 the plantation could have been restored, but the owners refused to sell or allow it to be moved.
Seven Oaks Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1965
5. Seven Oaks Plantation
Seven Oaks Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1967
6. Seven Oaks Plantation
As I remember the roof was damaged in Hurricane Hilda in 1965.
Seven Oaks Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1969
7. Seven Oaks Plantation
Seven Oaks Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1971
8. Seven Oaks Plantation
Seven Oaks Plantation image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1972
9. Seven Oaks Plantation
Seven Oaks Plantation Ruins image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, circa 1973
10. Seven Oaks Plantation Ruins
Seven Oaks Plantation Site image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
11. Seven Oaks Plantation Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 10, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   11. submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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