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Laplace in Saint John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Laplace

 
 
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July 9, 2015
1. Laplace Marker
Inscription. Town of LAPLACE named when a railroad stop was established on the Bazile Laplace plantation in 1883. Post office followed in 1887.It was first named Eugenia, then re-named LAPLACE in 1892.
 
Erected by L' Obeservateur.
 
Location. 30° 4.373′ N, 90° 29.969′ W. Marker is in Laplace, Louisiana, in Saint John the Baptist Parish. Marker is on Airline Highway (U.S. 61) east of Percy Herbert Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at entrance driveway into the St. John East Bank governmental office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 W Airline Hwy, La Place LA 70068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); A. Montz (approx. one mile away); Woodland Plantation (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Sanctuary (approx. 3.4 miles away); Maurin's Theater (approx. 3.7 miles away); Les Allemands (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bonnet Carré Crevasse (approx. 3.9 miles away); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laplace.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2015. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 32 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 10, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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