(Barataria Settlement)To guard New Orleans, Spain in 1779 settled 56 families from the Canary Islands on lands starting at Crown Point. Flooding by the Mississippi River forced most of the settlers to relocate in 1782. Efforts to resettle failed and finally ceased in 1802, but scattered descendants have preserved the "Isleño" culture to the present day in nearby areas.
|Placed By||The Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 779048 N 3301010|
|Decimal Degrees||29.80803333, -90.11290000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 48.482', W 90° 6.774'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 48' 28.92" N, 90° 6' 46.44" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5450 Barataria Blvd, Marrero LA 70072, US|
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