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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 persimmon. 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. Plaquemine Parish was also the first place where ac in foreign trade.

Communities

Belle Chasse
Bohemia
Boothville-Venice
Buras-Triumph
Davant
Empire

Grand Bayou
Homeplace
Ironton
Jesuit Bend
Oakville
Pilottown
Pointe la Hache
Port Eads
Port Sulphur
Venice

Adjacent parishes


Orleans Parish (north)
St. Bernard Parish (northeast)
Jefferson Parish (west)

Plaquemines Parish is bordered to the south and southeast by the Gulf of Mexico.

Plaquemine Parish was the first area struck by hurricane Katrina.......Our prayers are with the communities as they slowly rebuild their homes and towns.

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