“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Plaquemine in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Sardine Point

The Cut Off

Sardine Point Marker image. Click for full size.
July 31, 2015
1. Sardine Point Marker
Side 1
Created by a meander of the Mississippi River in approximately A.D. 1300, this point of land has been known by many names - Manchac Point, Australia Point, Sardine Point and the "Cut Off." Settled by members of the Plaquemine Culture who built ceremonial mounds, it is also known as the Medora Site. By the 1780s, population of the area consisted of plantations with French, Spanish and Acadian inhabitants.
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Side 2
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After the 1780s, a thriving self-supporting community with homes, a school, a Catholic church and stores grew around the plantations. Following the Flood of 1927, a new levee built at the neck of the peninsula cut off the point and dispersed inhabitants. Until the late 1980s, many families resided in the "Cut Off." Stories of those who lived here are treasures in the hearts of many whose ancestors formed the community which was once a wonderful place to live.
Erected 2010 by In Memory of Riley L. "R.L." Berthelot, Sr.
Location. 30° 19.996′ N, 91° 13.708′ W. Marker is near Plaquemine, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the
Sardine Point Marker image. Click for full size.
July 31, 2015
2. Sardine Point Marker
intersection of South River Road (State Highway 988) and River Road Cutoff Road, on the right when traveling south on South River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plaquemine LA 70764, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morrisonville (approx. mile away); St. Delphine Plantation (approx. 1.8 miles away); Town Of Addis (approx. 2.4 miles away); Addis Museum (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bayou Plaquemine (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. Mary's A.M.E. Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bayou Plaquemine (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plaquemine.
Categories. EnvironmentNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2015. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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