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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mandeville, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of St. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish, LA (48) Jefferson Parish, LA (85) Orleans Parish, LA (347) St. Bernard Parish, LA (62) Tangipahoa Parish, LA (29) Washington Parish, LA (11) Hancock County, MS (31) Pearl River County, MS (8)  St.TammanyParish(48) St. Tammany Parish (48)  JeffersonParish(85) Jefferson Parish (85)  OrleansParish(347) Orleans Parish (347)  St.BernardParish(62) St. Bernard Parish (62)  TangipahoaParish(29) Tangipahoa Parish (29)  WashingtonParish(11) Washington Parish (11)  HancockCountyMississippi(31) Hancock County (31)  PearlRiverCounty(8) Pearl River County (8)
Location of Mandeville, Louisiana
    St. Tammany Parish (48)
    Jefferson Parish (85)
    Orleans Parish (347)
    St. Bernard Parish (62)
    Tangipahoa Parish (29)
    Washington Parish (11)
    Hancock County, Mississippi (31)
    Pearl River County, Mississippi (8)
 
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1Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Battle of Lake Pontchartrain
On Jackson Avenue at Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling west on Jackson Avenue.
On October 16, 1779, the British living between "Bayou La Combe and the River Tanchipaho," surrendered to Captain William Pickles who had won a naval battle off this shore on September 10, 1779, and thereby ended the Revolutionary War in Louisiana. — Map (db m98937) HM
2Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Fontainebleau Plantation Sugar Mill
On Group Camp Road (State Road 1089) 1 mile south of U.S. 190, on the right when traveling south.
These ruins are all that remain of Fountainebleau Plantation, once the summer home and plantation of Bernard de Marigny. Born in 1785 to a family closely tied to the earliest colonial efforts in Louisiana, Marigny accumulated and lost a fortune in . . . — Map (db m103252) HM
3Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Greater Mandeville Veterans Memorial
Near East Causeway Approach near City Park Lane, on the right.
Dedicated To The Memory Of Those Who Died In The Defense Of Our Country And All Who Served In The Cause Of Freedom — Map (db m125146) WM
4Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
On North Causeway Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
At 23.87 miles long, the Causeway is the world's longest bridge over water. The first span was completed in August 1956. Due to increased traffic, a second span opened in May 1969. The Causeway piloted major construction of prefabricated, . . . — Map (db m99537) HM
5Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Lake Pontchartrain Causeway BridgeNational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
On North Causeway Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
The original 23.86 mile-long structure, which now carries the Southbound traffic, was designed by the firm of Palmer & Baker. When opened in 1956, the structure was the longest bridge in the world by more than 15 miles. In building the bridge, which . . . — Map (db m99805) HM
6Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Native Peoples
On Fontainebleau State Park Beach Circle 0.3 miles south of Group Camp Road (Highway 1089), on the right when traveling north.
Native tribes have lived in this area for over 2,500 years. The oldest evidence dates to 500 BCE from footed pottery shards belonging to people of the Tchefuncte Culture. Hunter-gatherers who enjoyed a diet of fish, clams, and alligator, were known . . . — Map (db m139151) HM
7Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Our Lady Of The Lake Church
On Lafitte Street at Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north on Lafitte Street.
Early in the eighteenth century, Catholic missionaries evangelized Choctaw, Chinchuba and other Indian tribes and sub-tribes on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, among pioneer priests was Fr. Michael Baudouin, S.J., superior of the Jesuit . . . — Map (db m98907) HM
8Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — Sugar Mill Operation
On Group Camp Road (Parish Highway 1089) 1 mile south of U.S. 190.
This sugar mill operated similarly to other steam-powered mills of the mid 1800's. Molasses was drawn out of raw sugar cane by heating it in five kettles known as the "batterie." The cane juice was transferred from the largest kettle called the . . . — Map (db m105877) HM
9Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — The Enslaved
On Group Camp Road (State Highway 1089) 1 mile south of U.S. 190.
Beneath this alley of oaks were 20 double cabins that housed enslaved families from 1829 to 1862. They were the workforce for Marigny's Fontainebleau Plantation and included skilled steam engineers who managed the power source for the sugar presses . . . — Map (db m139148) HM
10Louisiana (St. Tammany Parish), Mandeville — West Florida Republic and St. Tammany Parish
On State Highway 59 0.3 miles north of Interstate 12, on the left when traveling north.
St. Tammany Parish was among the Spanish-governed West Florida parishes and not included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Residents revolted against Spanish rule September 1810, creating the Republic of West Florida. The republic lasted 74 days, . . . — Map (db m99523) HM
 
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