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Belle Chasse in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bellechasse Plantation

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, June 2, 2015
1. Bellechasse Plantation Marker
Inscription. Site once part of Bellechasse plantation. Established by Col. Jean de Goutin Bellechasse, commander of colonial troops at the Louisiana Purchase transfer in 1803 and prominent early state official. Purchased in 1844 by Judah P. Benjamin, noted attorney and Louisiana U.S. Senator. He was known as the "Brains of the Confederacy" for his service in the Confederate cabinet. The main house was originally located about 1900 feet NNE of this site near the present ferry landing. It was razed in March 1960.
 
Erected by Plaquemines Parish Historical Association and Chevron Chemical - Oronite.
 
Location. 29° 51.156′ N, 89° 59.21′ W. Marker is in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Belle Chasse Highway (State Highway 23) and Avenue B, on the right when traveling south on Belle Chasse Highway. Touch for map. Located east of the Plaquemines Parish Library, just south of the Belle Chasse Auditorium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8442 Highway 23, Belle Chasse LA 70037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. English Turn (approx. 2.2 miles away); Plaquemines Parish (approx. 2.4
Bellechasse Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 2, 2015
2. Bellechasse Plantation Marker
miles away); Jefferson Parish (approx. 3.2 miles away); Terrytown (approx. 5.6 miles away); Versailles Oaks (approx. 6 miles away); City of Gretna (approx. 6 miles away); Plantation of Pierre Denis De La Ronde (approx. 6 miles away); Roads and Ditches (approx. 6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2015, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2015, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A better wide view photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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