Wedell - Williams Airport Site

Wedell - Williams Airport Site (HM1R5K)

Location: Elmwood, LA 70123 Jefferson Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 56.938', W 90° 10.913'

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During 1930-42 this airport operated passenger, charter, and mail service and a flying school. The company of James R. Wedell and Harry P. Williams designed, built and flew some of the fastest planes in the world. Wedell set a world speed record in 1933. By 1936 both had died in air crashes. The routes were sold to Eastern Airlines. During WWII this site became part of US Army Camp Plauche.
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HM NumberHM1R5K
Year Placed1990
Placed ByJefferson Historical Society of Louisiana
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 771995 N 3316471
Decimal Degrees29.94896667, -90.18188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.938', W 90° 10.913'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 56.28" N, 90° 10' 54.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5306-5314 LA-48, Elmwood LA 70123, US
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