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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kenner, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jefferson Parish, LA (101) Lafourche Parish, LA (74) Orleans Parish, LA (511) Plaquemines Parish, LA (17) St. Charles Parish, LA (33) St. John the Baptist Parish, LA (17) St. Tammany Parish, LA (51) Tangipahoa Parish, LA (32)  JeffersonParish(101) Jefferson Parish (101)  LafourcheParish(74) Lafourche Parish (74)  OrleansParish(511) Orleans Parish (511)  PlaqueminesParish(17) Plaquemines Parish (17)  St.CharlesParish(33) St. Charles Parish (33)  St.JohntheBaptistParish(17) St. John the Baptist Parish (17)  St.TammanyParish(51) St. Tammany Parish (51)  TangipahoaParish(32) Tangipahoa Parish (32)
Gretna is the parish seat for Jefferson Parish
Kenner is in Jefferson Parish
      Jefferson Parish (101)  
      Lafourche Parish (74)  
      Orleans Parish (511)  
      Plaquemines Parish (17)  
      St. Charles Parish (33)  
      St. John the Baptist Parish (17)  
      St. Tammany Parish (51)  
      Tangipahoa Parish (32)  
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1 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — 1941 Plymouth
P11 staff car was manufactured for both the US Army and Navy a 6 cylinder sedan the vehicle was often used to transport VIPs or by military police.Map (db m236660) HM
2 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Belle Grove Cemetery
Established by the Good Shepherd Family Burial Society of Kenner, around 1860, by a group of African-American men for religious, benevolent and literary purposes. The organization was chartered on December 14, 1898. The present site was purchased . . . Map (db m125334) HM
3 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Cannes Brûlées(Burnt Canes)
Zone between les Chapitoulas and the Demeuves Concession. 5 leagues above New Orleans along the Mississippi River. From 1708–1819, this name was in use under French, Spanish, and American rule. Site of present day Kenner.Map (db m86098) HM
4 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — City of Kenner Reported missing
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 . . . Map (db m94073) HM
5 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — City Of Kenner Vietnam Moving WallMay 15-19 2014
Side 1 Dedicated to the men and women during the Vietnam War 1959-1975. Side 2 Honor Duty Country Casualties From Kenner 1st. Lt. Joseph Kopfler III U.S.M.C. Spc. 5 Carver English Jr. Army Spc. 4 Ronnie Pounds Army Cpl. William . . . Map (db m93586) WM
6 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
A main weapon used by the U.S. Navy and Marines during the Vietnam War. This lightweight attack plane broke the speed record at the time at 695 mph, and was in continuous production for 25 years, more than any other warplane.Map (db m115039) HM
7 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — F14 Tomcat
A supersonic, twin engine fighter plane, was introduced in 1977 and was designed for reconnaissance and fleet defense of U.S. Navy carriers and equipped with air-to-ground ordinance and air-to-air misslesMap (db m192502)
8 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — First World Championship Heavyweight Prize Fight Monument
On this site, in the City of Kenner, the first World Championship Heavyweight Prize fight held in the United States took place. In the predawn hours on May 10, 1870, a crowd of about 1,000 people left the New Orleans Jackson Street Railroad . . . Map (db m86104) HM
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9 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Flight 759 Memorial
In Memory of the Victims of Flight 759 July 9, 1982Map (db m236659) HM
10 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Gulf War United States Air Force926th Tactical Fighter Group
The 1990-91 Gulf War, known as "Operation Desert Storm" is considered one of the greatest military deployments and victories since World War II. Over 680,000 coalition troops fought in this operation of which the United States Air Force played a . . . Map (db m94517) HM WM
11 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Henry "Teddy" StewartBorn: May 29, 1909 Died: November 20, 1984
First black City Councilman (1979), first black Assistant to the Mayor (1982), educator religious leader, civil rights activist, a great humanitarian.Map (db m96470) HM
12 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Jefferson Parish
On Feb. 11, 1825, Governor Henry S. Johnson signed legislation creating the Parish of Jefferson out of the Third Senatorial District. It is named for President Thomas Jefferson, who died the following year, July 4.Map (db m185107) HM
13 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Kenner Community Band
Kenner Community Band was organized in 1944 by Henry "Teddy" Stewart and Rodney Jones. Band was under the direction of Maestro Wilson. In 1960, renowned drummer and singer Joseph Williams organized his band, Big Joe Williams & The Rhythm Play . . . Map (db m96037) HM
14 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Kenner High School1924-1996
Designed by William T. Nolan, Kenner High School was the first school to be located in the City of Kenner. Originally opened for grades K-12, the school was transformed into a junior high school in 1955. The school also served as a cultural . . . Map (db m86099) HM
15 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Kenner Town Hall
The hub of Kenner city government was built in 1926 to house the Town Hall, jail, and courthouse. In 1956, City Hall moved. The jail and courthouse relocated in 1970. Today it houses the Kenner Office of Tourism.Map (db m86096) HM
16 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Kenner White Sox
The Kenner White Sox baseball team was organized in 1932 by Henry "Teddy" Stewart. Many of the players subsequently played in the Negro American League. A resolution adopted by the city of Kenner on January 17, 2002 recognizing the Kenner . . . Map (db m86153) HM
17 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Kennerettes Civic and Social Club, Inc.
Organized in 1957 as the YWCA Kennerettes by a group of young ladies and women from the Kenner / Metairie area. The organization promotes spiritual, educational, recreational, and social opportunities to many young ladies in the community. The . . . Map (db m236664) HM
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18 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps
Sponsored by Kenner State Naval Museum Commission Commission Members Pan Chism Burnsed · LTC (R) Theodore R. Dunigan · Denver Mulligan · Dominick L. Seandurro · Joseph P. Sunseri · Claude Todaro · Ryan F. Uhlich Dedicated May 24, 1996 The . . . Map (db m94575) HM WM
19 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — La Salle's Landing
In 1682 the French explorer, Robert Cavalier de la Salle, landed in an Indian village later to be known as the city of Kenner. Proclaiming ownership in the name of Louis XIV, King of France, he erected a cypress cross to commemorate the historic . . . Map (db m96428) HM
20 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — La Salle's Landing - 1682
. . . Map (db m86371) HM
21 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Lake Pontchartrain Basin
Lake Pontchartrain began forming about 5,000 years ago when North America glacier melts caused the Mississippi River to swell and shift to the east. The river deposited sediments into the Gulf of Mexico, creating a broad delta, which would later . . . Map (db m99364) HM
22 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Love and Charity Cemetery
Established by the Love and Charity Benevolent Society in 1837, by a group of African-American men and women, for religious, benevolent and literary purposes. The organization was chartered on June 13, 1903. The present site was purchased on . . . Map (db m125302) HM
23 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Purple Heart
Awarded to combat wounded veterans by the United States government, and founded by General George Washington on August 1, 1782. There is no exclusion by war or branch of service. The common bond is that they have given their own blood for . . . Map (db m115038) HM WM
24 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Restored Navy A-4 SkyhawkMemorial to the Naval Aviators of the Vietnam War
The Kenner Naval Museum Commission acquired the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft and commissioned its total external restoration. The 122nd Bomb Squadron Restoration Unit of the Louisiana National Guard Jackson Barracks Museum, led by the late Clarence . . . Map (db m93579) HM WM
25 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — River Patrol Boat
Known as the PBR was introduced in 1965 in Vietnam to patrol inland waterways, this 31 foot fiberglass boat could reach speeds of 32 mph.Map (db m236661) HM
26 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — St. Rosalie Cemetery
Established by the Fratellanza Italiana di Mutua Beneficenza Di Santa Rosalia in 1915. The organization, during a special meeting held on October 17, 1915, authorized the purchase of arpent lots 138 and 139 from Michele Centanni and his children. . . . Map (db m125261) HM
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27 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Swans Club, Inc
Organized in October of 1952 by a group of educators who worked at Washington Elementary School. The mission of the organization is to provide humanitarian services to enhance community life. The biennial debutante ball is a social . . . Map (db m236663) HM
28 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — United States Field Infantry World War II
The Infantry, the largest combat branch of the Army, represented the greatest American fighting force ever to enter the field of battle. Six million infantrymen, or foot soldiers, fought the complexities of the war on many battle fronts including . . . Map (db m94605) HM WM
29 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps
The U.S. Forces commenced combat operations in Vietnam on 4 Aug 1965. By the time the 27 Jan 1973 cease fire ended the war, 8,744,000 U.S. Military personnel had been called upon to serve in the armed forces, including 794,000 Marines. Military . . . Map (db m94516) HM WM
30 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — World War I U.S. Army Doughboy
The United States had a regular Army of only 200,000 men when it declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. With a need for a larger army, Congress passed a Selective Service Act that made all able-bodied men between the ages of 21 and 30 . . . Map (db m94616) HM WM
31 Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Kenner — World War II U.S. Navy Seaman
In World War II, U.S. Navy Seamen were members of the most powerful fleet ever established to maintain control of the seas. These courageous fighting men participated in the most important U.S. victories at sea including those fought in the Pacific. . . . Map (db m94574) HM WM
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Jul. 14, 2024