Sardine Point

Sardine Point (HM1MYL)

Location: Plaquemine, LA 70764 West Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 19.996', W 91° 13.708'

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The Cut Off

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Created by a meander of the Mississippi River in approximately A.D.1300, this point of land has been known by many names - Manchac Point, Australia Point, Sardine Point and the "Cut Off." Settled by members of the Plaquemine Culture who built ceremonial mounds, it is also known as the Medora Site. Bu the 1780's, population of the area consisted of plantations with French, Spanish and Acadian inhabitants.
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After the 1780's, a thriving self-supporting community with homes, a school, a Catholic church and stores grew around the plantations. Following the Flood of 1927, a new levee built at the neck of the peninsula cut off the point and dispersed inhabitants. Until the late 1980's, many families resided in the "Cut Off." Stories of those who lived here are treasures in the hearts of many whose ancestors formed the community which was once a wonderful place to live.
Year Placed2010
Placed ByIn Memory of Riley L. "R.L." Berthelot, Sr
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Date Added Sunday, August 16th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 670299 N 3357044
Decimal Degrees30.33326667, -91.22846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.996', W 91° 13.708'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 59.76" N, 91° 13' 42.48" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9754 S River Rd, Plaquemine LA 70764, US
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