Grand Isle Historical

Grand Isle Historical (HM1VY4)

Location: Grand Isle, LA 70358 Jefferson Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 14.58', W 89° 58.644'

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Circa 1781

One 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.
HM NumberHM1VY4
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Date Added Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 210613 N 3238583
Decimal Degrees29.24300000, -89.97740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 14.58', W 89° 58.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 14' 34.8" N, 89° 58' 38.64" W
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Area Code(s)985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3808-3822 LA-1, Grand Isle LA 70358, US
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