Plaquemines Parish Louisiana
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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.
Cities, Towns, and
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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