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Historical Markers in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Plaquemines Parish, LA (17) Jefferson Parish, LA (90) Orleans Parish, LA (414) St. Bernard Parish, LA (64)  PlaqueminesParish(17) Plaquemines Parish (17)  JeffersonParish(90) Jefferson Parish (90)  OrleansParish(414) Orleans Parish (414)  St.BernardParish(64) St. Bernard Parish (64)
Pointe à la Hache is the parish seat for Plaquemines Parish
Adjacent to Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
      Jefferson Parish (90)  
      Orleans Parish (414)  
      St. Bernard Parish (64)  
 
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1Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Belle Chasse — Bellechasse Plantation
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 . . . Map (db m84137) HM
2Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Belle Chasse — Fort St. Leon
Designed by De Verges and garrisoned in 1754, but abandoned in 1792, because of strategic value it was rebuilt by Latour in 1808 and garrisoned to defend New Orleans; Destroyed by Adm. Farragut during the Civil War in advance up the river.Map (db m205785) HM
3Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Belle Chasse — Plaquemines Parish
Plaquemines Parish was founded on March 31, 1807 stretching from English Turn south 100 miles along both banks of the Mississippi River. The name originates from piakamin, the Mobile Indian word for persimmon. Fort St. Philip at Plaquemines Bend was . . . Map (db m62355) HM
4Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Braithwaite — English Turn
So named because in this bend, Sept. 1699, Bienville, coming down stream, met the British who had come up river to choose site for a settlement. Bienville convinced Captain Lewis Banks that the territory was in possession of the French. Early . . . Map (db m42679) HM
5Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Braithwaite — Mary PlantationCirca 1723
This property was first recorded on a 1723 French colonial map of Louisiana. Louis Brognier de Clouet, a prominent Frenchman and critical figure in the development of New Orleans acquired this land from a Spanish land grant in 1774. The . . . Map (db m205279) HM
6Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Braithwaite — Plaquemines Parish
Plaquemines Parish was founded on March 31, 1807 stretching from English Turn south 100 miles along both banks of the Mississippi River. The name originates from piakamin, the Mobile Indian word for persimmon. Fort St. Philip at Plaquemines Bend was . . . Map (db m213940) HM
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7Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Braithwaite — Woodlawn High School and the Struggle for Racial Equality
Woodlawn High School was built at this site in 1950 and is historically significant at the national level for its association with the struggle to end racial segregation in public schools during the 1960s. Woodlawn was originally intended to . . . Map (db m205918) HM
8Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Buras — Bayou Mardi Gras1699-1999
His Majesty Rex, King of the Carnival and Monarch of Merriment hereby honors the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the first celebration of Mardi Gras in Louisiana.Map (db m205282) HM
9Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Buras — Bayou Mardi Gras
Across the Mississippi River from this marker is historic Bayou Mardi Gras, oldest place-name of other than Indian origin in the whole vast Mississippi River Valley *** On Tuesday 3 March 1699 Pierre le Moyne, Sieur D'Iberville, with his . . . Map (db m205848) HM
10Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Buras — Eads Jetties
About 18 miles below Ft. Jackson at Head of Passes, the Mississippi River branches into Southwest Pass, South Pass and Pass A Lutre before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico. As early as 1723 French colonists found navigation difficult and looked . . . Map (db m205283) HM
11Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Buras — Plaquemines Parish
Plaquemines Parish was founded on March 13, 1807 stretching from English Turn south 100 miles along both banks of the Mississippi River. The name originates from piakamin, the Mobile Indian word for persimmon. Fort St. Philip at Plaquemines Bend was . . . Map (db m42681) HM
12Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Buras — The 1893 Hurricane — Belle Chasse Plaquemines South —
The 1893 Hurricane hit south Louisiana on the night of October 1 claiming over 2000 lives. One of the survivors was 25 year old Paul Harris who was working as an orange picker on the Pizzati Orange Plantation near the present site of Citrus . . . Map (db m205280) HM
13Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Buras-Triumph — Fort Jackson
Built 1822-32 to protect the lower river. Named for Andrew Jackson. 1862 - Fort withstood 10-day siege by Farragut and surrendered after city fell. In 1898 and 1917-18 used as training base. 1961 - Fort was declared a national monument.Map (db m35091) HM
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14Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Pointe a la Hache — St. Thomas Church
Father Jean Martin, Missionary, on Feb. 25, 1854, recorded baptisms he performed in Pointe-à-la-Hache. For more than 10 years afterwards St. Thomas Church continued to share the services of Priests with St. Bernard Church, Terre-Aux-Boeufs. Among . . . Map (db m205259) HM
15Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Port Sulphur — Port Sulphur
Hub of the Louisiana sulphur industry. Built in 1932-33 by Freeport Sulphur Company to logistically support Grand Ecaille mine, world's second largest Frasch sulphur mine. It was located in Lake Washington, 10 miles SW.Map (db m205281) HM
16Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Scarsdale — English Turn
The Tchefuncte tribe found this shell mound about 400 B.C. In 1720 the Chouachas then living on this mound were massacred by slaves on the order of Governor Perrier for looting of warehouses and crops. Authority of F.S. Martin, . . . Map (db m177531) HM
17Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, West Pointe a la Hache — Plaquemines Parish
Plaquemines Parish was founded on March 31, 1807 stretching from English Turn south 100 miles along both banks of the Mississippi River. The name originates from plakamin, the Mobile Indian word for persimmon. Fort St. Philip at Plaquemines Bend . . . Map (db m205260) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023