Circa 1781One of several barrier islands formed about one thousand years ago when the Mississippi River flowed through Bayou Lafourche on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Today Grand Isle is Louisiana's best known island resort. The Island was settled during the years of Spanish rule in Louisiana and from 1781-1787 four Royal Land Grants were given by Governor Galvez to Jacques Rigaud, Joseph Caillet, Francois Anfrey and Charles Dufresne. In the early 1800's, Jean Lafitte, claimed by many to be a pirate though he called himself a privateer, inhabited the area operating a fort and a slave barracoon.
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|Date Added||Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 210613 N 3238583|
|Decimal Degrees||29.24300000, -89.97740000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 14.58', W 89° 58.644'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 14' 34.8" N, 89° 58' 38.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3808-3822 LA-1, Grand Isle LA 70358, US|
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