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

Poblacion de Barataria

(Barataria Settlement)

 
 
Poblacion de Barataria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 21, 2015
1. Poblacion de Barataria Marker
Inscription. To guard New Orleans, Spain in 1779 settled 56 families from the Canary Islands on lands starting at Crown Point. Flooding by the Mississippi River forced most of the settlers to relocate in 1782. Efforts to resettle failed and finally ceased in 1802, but scattered descendants have preserved the "Isleņo" culture to the present day in nearby areas.
 
Erected 1988 by the Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana.
 
Location. 29° 48.482′ N, 90° 6.774′ W. Marker is in Marrero, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on Barataria Boulevard 0.1 miles north of Merlin Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5505 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero LA 70072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harvey Castle Site (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Harvey Canal (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jefferson Parish (approx. 7.4 miles away); Plaquemines Parish (approx. 7.5 miles away); City of Gretna (approx. 7.8 miles away); Jefferson City (approx. 7.8 miles away); Derbigny Plantation (approx. 7.9 miles away); DeDroit Residence (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Canary Islanders of Louisiana
View of marker in front of St. Joachim Catholic Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 21, 2015
2. View of marker in front of St. Joachim Catholic Church.
. (Submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraDisastersSettlements & Settlers
 
View of Marker looking north on Barataria Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 21, 2015
3. View of Marker looking north on Barataria Boulevard.
View south on Barataria Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 21, 2015
4. View south on Barataria Boulevard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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