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Historical Markers in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of St. John the Baptist 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 St. John the Baptist Parish, LA (16) Ascension Parish, LA (63) Jefferson Parish, LA (90) Lafourche Parish, LA (67) Livingston Parish, LA (24) St. Charles Parish, LA (19) St. James Parish, LA (25) Tangipahoa Parish, LA (32)  St.JohntheBaptistParish(16) St. John the Baptist Parish (16)  AscensionParish(63) Ascension Parish (63)  JeffersonParish(90) Jefferson Parish (90)  LafourcheParish(67) Lafourche Parish (67)  LivingstonParish(24) Livingston Parish (24)  St.CharlesParish(19) St. Charles Parish (19)  St.JamesParish(25) St. James Parish (25)  TangipahoaParish(32) Tangipahoa Parish (32)
Edgard is the parish seat for St. John the Baptist Parish
Adjacent to St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
      Ascension Parish (63)  
      Jefferson Parish (90)  
      Lafourche Parish (67)  
      Livingston Parish (24)  
      St. Charles Parish (19)  
      St. James Parish (25)  
      Tangipahoa Parish (32)  
 
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1Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Edgard — Allées Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
Near State Highway 18, 1.5 miles east of State Highway 3213.
This monument records the names of 107,000 people held in bondage in Louisiana from 1719-1820. The records were gathered from the database Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy, created by noted historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall. We have named . . . Map (db m117304) HM
2Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Edgard — Caroline Deslonde BeauregardWife of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard — 1831- March, 1864 —
Near State Highway 18 at East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east.
As Madame Beauregard lay dying in New Orleans, she yearned to see her husband once more, but his duties in the Confederate Army made his return impossible. She knew her husband could not be spared as a soldier of the South, and she resigned herself . . . Map (db m85143) HM
3Louisiana, St. John The Baptist Parish, Edgard — Luis BethancourtColonist and Patriot — 8 May 1750 - 14 May 1826 —
Near Highway 18 south of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south.
Served with Galvez Expedition for American independence.Map (db m205917) HM
4Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Edgard — Saint John The Baptist Church
On River Road (State Highway 18) at East 4th Street, on the left when traveling north on River Road.
On February 21, 1770 property was set aside by Spanish authority for a church on the second German Coast. When Father Bernardo de Limpach arrived in 1772, Acadians had also settled in the area. The new church took the name of the original Chapel . . . Map (db m87943) HM
5Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Edgard — St. John The Baptist Catholic Church1770
On River Road (State Highway 18) at East 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on River Road.
From which civil parish was named. First church on second German Coast when Louisiana was a colony of Spain. Served west and east banks of river until 1864. Old cemetery contains wife of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard and John Slidell family tomb.Map (db m85324) HM
6Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Edgard — The Slave Quarters
Near State Highway 18, 1.5 miles east of State Highway 3213.
Before the Civil War, the Whitney Plantation counted 22 slave cabins on its site. They were made of cypress and were located along River Road, downriver from the Big House. Most of the original cabins were torn down in the 1970s to enlarge the . . . Map (db m117313) HM
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7Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Laplace — 1811 Kid Ory Historic House1811 Slave Revolt
On East Fifth Street (State Highway 628) near Cardinal Street, on the left when traveling south.
The first bloodshed in the 1811 Slave Revolt Occurred within the walls of 1811 Kid Ory Historic House. The room where the initial unrest likely happened is furnished as it would have looked in 1811. Exhibits telling more of the story . . . Map (db m200719) HM
8Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Laplace — A. Montz
On West 5th Street (State Highway 44) 0.1 miles north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Armand Montz Sr., 1887~1968. Built ice & packing plant in 1914; remodeled in 1930s. Packed & shipped vegetables to various parts of the U.S. Frozen food industry pioneer. His plant was important factor in local economy.Map (db m85244) HM
9Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Laplace — Bonnet Carré Crevasse
On East Airline Highway (U.S. 61) 0.2 miles east of Louisiana Highway 3127, on the right when traveling south.
In 1871 on this bonnet-shaped curve of the Mississippi River a disastrous break in the levee cut a wide channel to Lake Pontchartrain. Crevasse closed in 1883. Bonnet Carré Spillway completed in 1932.Map (db m85245) HM
10Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Laplace — Civil War Cannon
Near West Airline Highway (U.S. 61) 0.1 miles east of Percy Hebert Road, on the right when traveling south.
Found in Lake Pontchartrain in St. John the Baptist Parish, one-half mile from Ruddock in 1977. Used as a one-gun battery to guard the railroad along the western side of the lake. It never came under attack.Map (db m85762) HM
11Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Laplace — Laplace
On Airline Highway (U.S. 61) east of Percy Herbert Road, on the right when traveling south.
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.Map (db m85242) HM
12Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Laplace — Woodland Plantation
On Airline Highway (U.S. 61) at Main Street (Louisiana Highway 44), on the right when traveling south on Airline Highway.
Acquired in 1793 & 1808 by Manuel Andry, a commandant of the German Coast. Major 1811 slave uprising organized here. Ory Bros. & A. Lasseigne were last owners of plantation. Its subdivision in 1923 spurred the growth of LAPLACE.Map (db m85243) HM
13Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Reserve — First Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Sanctuary
On Redemption Way east of Northwest 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east.
Formerly, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, this sanctuary represents an important historical phenomenon in the history of the Catholic Church in southern Louisiana, the formation of separate churches for black parishioners. Prior to its founding, . . . Map (db m85247) HM
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14Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Reserve — Graugnard House
On East Jefferson Highway (State Highway 44) at West 23rd Street, on the right when traveling west on East Jefferson Highway.
Built at the turn of the century as a retirement home for Leon Graugnard, a French immigrant from Basses-Alpes, France. Graugnard, married to Eva Bacas, was a respected and accomplished businessman and was known as one of the most successful sugar . . . Map (db m85019) HM
15Louisiana, St. John The Baptist Parish, Reserve — Historic Riverlands1811 Slave Revolt
On Redemption Way east of NW 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east.
Historic Riverlands Church is located in Reserve, a few miles upriver from where the Slave Revolt began in 1811. In 2005, this site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its local significance in the areas of . . . Map (db m200716) HM
16Louisiana, St. John the Baptist Parish, Reserve — Maurin's Theater
On West 4th Street at Louisiana Highway 44, on the left when traveling north on West 4th Street.
Maurin's Theater, built in 1931, by Louis J. Maurin, has long served the community as a cinema and fine arts show place. After renovations in 1981, it re-opened as St. John Theatre and has been designated as the Cultural and Civic Center of St. John . . . Map (db m85056) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023