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

Phoenix Iron Works

 
 
Phoenix Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Phoenix Iron Works Marker
Inscription. Approx. 200 feet SW of this site, cast first gun for the Confederate Navy on 4 May 1861. The gun, a Dalhgren cannon, fired an 8~inch diameter explosive shell. Sylvester Bennett was proprietor.
 
Erected by the Jefferson Parish Historical Commission.
 
Location. 29° 55.061′ N, 90° 3.984′ W. Marker is in Gretna, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Huey P Long Avenue and 1st Street, on the left when traveling south on Huey P Long Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Huey P Long Avenue, Gretna LA 70053, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gretna City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centennial Marker (about 700 feet away); Derbigny Plantation (about 700 feet away); Mel Ott (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Crockett Firehall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Gretna (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Alphonsus Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gretna.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of marker looking south on Huey P Long Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. View of marker looking south on Huey P Long Avenue
Jefferson Memorial in background
Phoenix Iron Works Marker in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. Phoenix Iron Works Marker in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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