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Plaquemines Parish
Plaquemines Parish was created on March 31, 1807. It is one of the 19 parishes, which were created by dividing the Territory of New Orleans.The name "Plaquemines" comes from a Native American word, piakimin, meaning p ersimmon. It was first used to name an old military post on the banks of the Mississippi which was surrounded by a large number of persimmon trees. The parish of Plaquemines is a peninsula. Nearly two-thirds of the lands of this parish are either swamp lands or sea marsh; of the remainder nearly the whole is located upon the banks of the Mississippi.
Pointe a la Hache, one of the largest settlements between English Turn and the Gulf, was selected as the parish seat in 1846.

Plaquemines parish map

Cities, Towns, and Villages
Belle Chasse * Bohemia * Boothville-Venice * Buras-Triumph * Davant * Empire * Grand Bayou * Homeplace * Ironton * Jesuit Bend * Oakville * Pilottown * Pointe à la Hache * Port Eads * Port Sulphur * Venice

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Website Updates:
Nov 2017: bios for WILLIAMS, MENGE, BALLOWE
June 2015:  Mobile Friendly!  obits for BARIL, PETERSON, WILKINSON, PACKARD, TABONY, ADER;  List of cemeteries; will for JOHNSTON



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