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Historical Markers in Gretna, Louisiana

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Gretna is the parish seat for Jefferson Parish
Gretna is in Jefferson Parish
      Jefferson Parish (91)  
      Lafourche Parish (67)  
      Orleans Parish (427)  
      Plaquemines Parish (17)  
      St. Charles Parish (19)  
      St. John the Baptist Parish (16)  
      St. Tammany Parish (51)  
      Tangipahoa Parish (32)  
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1 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Centennial Marker
On June, 4, 1884 members of the police jury of Jefferson Parish Right Bank: F.H. Hatch, Pres., Geo. Bossey • H. Eloi H. WIlkinson • L.H. Marrero W. M. Naudain • N. Le Bouef held their first meeting in this William Tell . . . Map (db m81058) HM
2 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — City of Gretna
Incorporated 20 August 1913. John Ehret, First Mayor. Seat of Jefferson Parish Government since 1884. German settlement laid out in 1836 by Benjamin Buisson for Nicholas Noel Destrehan as Village of Mechanikham.Map (db m80973) HM
3 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — David Crockett Firehall
This property David Crockett Firehall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m81060) HM
4 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Derbigny Plantation
Home of Pierre A.C.B. Derbigny, 6th Governor of La., 1828~1829, member 1st La. Legislature, La. Secretary of State, La. Supreme Court Judge, Battle of N.O. veteran. 1820 operated 1st steam ferry on Miss. River at N.O. Died 1829 from a carriage . . . Map (db m80975) HM
5 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Gouldsboro Rail Car Transfer Ferry
Ferry operated from 1898 to 1942 with two transfer boats. One, the Gouldsboro, named for railroad magnate Jay Gould, was built in 1863 as the Federal Monitor Chickasaw and saw action at the Battle of Mobile Bay.Map (db m129478) HM
6 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Gretna
In 1839, St. Mary's Market Steam Ferry Company developed 824 lots along Lafayette Avenue, naming the area Gretna and establishing commercial ferry service between the West Bank and New Orleans.Map (db m129780) HM
7 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Gretna City HallCentennial 2007
Built in 1907 as the sixth Jefferson Parish Courthouse Annex added 1929 Dedicated Gretna City Hall 1964 National Register of Historic Places 1983 Map (db m81107) HM
8 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — McDonoghville
Founded 1815 by education philanthropist John McDonogh. Also known as Freetown where his freed slaves settled and Gouldsboro for railroad magnate Jay Gould. Incorporated 1913 into City of Gretna.Map (db m80976) HM
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9 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — McDonoghville
In 1813, the former Monplaisir Plantation was purchased and subdivided by wealthy landowner John McDonogh. His vast estate was left to the educational systems of Baltimore and New Orleans upon his death in 1850.Map (db m191572) HM
10 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Mechanickham
Founded in 1836 by Nicholas Noel Destrehan, Mechanickham was originally part of the Spanish land grant to the Ursuline nuns in 1790. It was incorporated with the villages of Gretna and McDonoghville in 1913 into the City of Gretna, the seat of . . . Map (db m129684) HM
11 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Mel Ott
Gretna's Native Son Mel Ott New York Giants 1926-1947 Baseball Hall of Fame 1951 Map (db m81056) HM
12 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Phoenix Iron Works
Approx. 200 feet SW of this site, cast first gun for the Confederate Navy on 4 May 1861. The gun, a Dalhgren cannon, fired an 8~inch diameter explosive shell. Sylvester Bennett was proprietor.Map (db m81063) HM
13 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Royal Cyril Brooks
On February 27, 1948, Royal Brooks, a 44-year old African American man and union member of Local 309 FTA-CIO, boarded a bus at Ferry Landing Terminal in Gretna, Louisiana. The woman in front of him paid her fare of one nickel and then realized . . . Map (db m149207) HM
14 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Saint Joseph Church
Father T. Anwander, C.SS.R., with a group of laymen, organized the mother church of West Jefferson in 1857. Previously Redemptorists crossing the Mississippi from the city of Lafayette had served the German, Irish, French and . . . Map (db m81135) HM
15 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — Stumpf's Magic Hoodoo
Established in 1876, John Stumpf's Son Co. manufactured insecticides which aided the successful completion of the Panama Canal. In 1915 "Magic Hoodoo" products received the Medal of Award at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.Map (db m129516) HM
16 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Gretna — U.S. Marine Hospital
Completed in 1849, this three story building treated sailors until abandoned after the 1858 Belle Crevasse. During the War Between the States, gunpowder was manufactured at the site and arson was suspected when the building exploded on December 18, . . . Map (db m205421) HM
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Jun. 9, 2023