Phoenix Iron Works

Phoenix Iron Works (HM1JB2)

Location: Gretna, LA 70053 Jefferson Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 55.061', W 90° 3.984'

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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.
HM NumberHM1JB2
Placed ByThe Jefferson Parish Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 783234 N 3313282
Decimal Degrees29.91768333, -90.06640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 55.061', W 90° 3.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 55' 3.66" N, 90° 3' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)504, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Huey P Long Ave, Gretna LA 70053, US
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