The Kentucky Rifle Historical

The Kentucky Rifle Historical (HM1TX8)

Location: Chalmette, LA 70043 St. Bernard Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.817', W 89° 59.467'

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The longrifle, a distinctly American weapon developed on the frontier for accuracy and distance, was produced mainly in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Tennessee. It became known as the Kentucky rifle after the popular song "The Hunters of Kentucky" commemorated its use by Kentucky troops in the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. It was also used by troops from Tennessee and by "Te Volunteer Company of New Orleans Riflemen," residents of New Orleans commanded by Captain Thomas Beale.
HM NumberHM1TX8
Placed ByKentucky Rifle Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 211294 N 3316671
Decimal Degrees29.94695000, -89.99111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.817', W 89° 59.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 49.02" N, 89° 59' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chalm Nat Park Scenic Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, US
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