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

City of Kenner

 
 
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April 2, 2016
1. City of Kenner Marker
Inscription. Named for Kenner brothers George R., Minor, Duncan Farrar, & William Butler, who acquired Oakland, Pasture, & Belle Grove plantations, 1830s-40s. Area subdivided in 1855 as Kennerville with arrival of railroad. Replaced colonial name of Cannes Brles. Incorporated as town in 1867 & as city in 1873. Charter repealed in 1908. Reincorporated as village in 1913 with Antoine E. Wattigny as first mayor. Became a town in 1914 & a city in 1952. Home rule charter effected 1974. Home to international airport since 1946.
 
Erected 2014 by Jefferson Parish Historical Commission.
 
Location. 29° 59.409′ N, 90° 14.518′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Williams Boulevard (State Highway 49) and West Metairie Avenue, in the median on Williams Boulevard. Touch for map. Located in front of Kenner City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Williams Blvd, Kenner LA 70062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Field Infantry World War II (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I U.S. Army Doughboy (about 400 feet away); World War II U.S. Navy Seaman
City of Kenner Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
2. City of Kenner Marker
(about 500 feet away); Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (about 500 feet away); Gulf War United States Air Force (about 500 feet away); Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps (about 500 feet away); City Of Kenner Vietnam Moving Wall (about 500 feet away); Restored Navy A-4 Skyhawk (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenner.
 
Also see . . .  City of Kenner. (Submitted on April 21, 2016.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
City of Kenner Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
3. City of Kenner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2016. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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