“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Morgan City, Louisiana

Clickable Map of St. Mary 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> St. Mary Parish, LA (46) Assumption Parish, LA (13) Iberia Parish, LA (67) St. Martin Parish, LA (42) Terrebonne Parish, LA (32)  St.MaryParish(46) St. Mary Parish (46)  AssumptionParish(13) Assumption Parish (13)  IberiaParish(67) Iberia Parish (67)  St.MartinParish(42) St. Martin Parish (42)  TerrebonneParish(32) Terrebonne Parish (32)
Franklin is the parish seat for St. Mary Parish
Morgan City is in St. Mary Parish
      St. Mary Parish (46)  
      Assumption Parish (13)  
      Iberia Parish (67)  
      St. Martin Parish (42)  
      Terrebonne Parish (32)  
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1Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Atchafalaya RiverMr. Charlie Oil Rig — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
Because the lower Atchafalaya River is near the Gulf, this area is a popular shipping departure point. But challenges such as combating sedimentation and the close proximity of the three bridges sometimes cause difficulties for river traffic. . . . Map (db m111892) HM
2Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Atchafalaya RiverMorgan City Great Wall — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
The first Atchafalaya levee or wall constructed in 1946 was 13 feet tall on both sides of the river. Subsequent floods resulted in its redesign and expansion to the current 21-foot-wall, built after the flood on 1973. The Atchafalaya River, the . . . Map (db m111896) HM
3Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Attakapa Militia
The Militia of the Attakapa Region of South Central Louisiana served under Spain’s Governor of the colony, Bernardo de Galvez in his campaigns against the British during the War for American Independence.Map (db m85733) HM
4Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Charles MorganBorn Connecticut 1795 Died New York 1878 — Businessman Entrepreneur Philanthropist —
Established steamship line in Gulf of Mexico in 1837; Began use of settlement on Berwick Bay as transshipping point for rail-steamer service from New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad in 1869: Dredged Atchafalaya Bay ship channel in . . . Map (db m86701) HM
5Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Civil War YearsBrashear (Now Morgan City) Louisiana
In November, 1862, town was seized by Federal forces: served as major base for Union Army and Navy operations in Teche Campaigns, staging area for advances against salt works on Avery Island and temporary Confederate state capitol of Opelousas and . . . Map (db m98424) HM
6Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Dr. Walter BrashearB. MD. 1776 - D. LA. 1860
Famed as surgeon in KY. 1806. Settled Attakapas, LA. 1809. Became large landowner, sugar planter in St. Mary, serving many years in LA. Legislature. Town of Brashear, now Morgan City, incorporated 1860.Map (db m85751) HM
7Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — First Offshore Oil Well
First producing offshore oil well out of sight of land was completed Nov. 14, 1947 in the Gulf of Mexico forty-three miles South of Morgan City, Louisiana 25th Offshore Anniversary, Inc. Chamber of Commerce Morgan City, . . . Map (db m85679) HM
8Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Fort Star
Also known as Fort Brashear. Near this site, now occupied by Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, was the larger of two works erected to defend Morgan City, then Brashear City and a Federal military depot. On the night of June 22, 1863, 325 . . . Map (db m86702) HM
9Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Lake PalourdeVictor Guarisco Lake End Park — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
Lake Palourde covers 11,520 acres and is one of a number of large lakes that once existed within the historic Atchafalaya River Basin's 3-million-acre landscape. Lake Palourde is just east of Morgan City. The word palourde is French for . . . Map (db m111812) HM
10Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Morgan City
Morgan City began on the site of the Tiger Island Sugar Plantation owned by Dr. Walter Brashear, a prominent surgeon from Kentucky. It was incorporated in 1860 as Brashear City, then renamed Morgan City in February 1876, in honor of Charles . . . Map (db m155669) HM
11Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Morgan City Floodwalls
The floodwalls protecting Morgan City were built under the authority of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the assistance of the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District and Morgan City officials. This . . . Map (db m111807) HM
12Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church
Erected in 1865, after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Freed slaves used the land given by Mr. Olympus Young. Mr. Lawrence, former slave owner, gave the worship bell. Its history is rich with over thirteen ministers sharing . . . Map (db m98405) HM
13Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church
In 1859, Father J.J. Claris offered the first mass in Brashear, as Morgan City was called up to the centennial year of the nation. The patron saint originally was St. Justin The Martyr, later St. Clotilda, Queen of France. During the tenure of the . . . Map (db m86703) HM
14Louisiana (St. Mary Parish), Morgan City — The Governor Jared Young Sanders Memorial Monument
Panel 1 Jared Young Sanders III Born January 29, 1944 on Avoca Plantation Died March 23, 1944 in Baton Rouge. Progress Panel 2 Governor 1908-1912 Congressman 6th District 1917-1921 Good Roads Panel 3 "A Son of Old St. . . . Map (db m111897) HM
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Aug. 10, 2022