Fontainebleau Plantation Sugar Mill

Fontainebleau Plantation Sugar Mill (HM1Y6M)

Location: Mandeville, LA 70448 St. Tammany Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 20.226', W 90° 2.267'

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These ruins are all that remain of Fountainebleau Plantation, once the summer home and plantation of Bernard de Marigny. Born in 1785 to a family closely tied to the earliest colonial efforts in Louisiana, Marigny accumulated and lost a fortune in his lifetime. The grounds that make up Fountainebleau State Park are just a part of the vast land holdings he acquired on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. He operated Fountainebleau Plantation, brick kilns and a sugar mill between 1828 and 1852. Although his major residence was in New Orleans, he chose to spend much of his time at his summer residence, cooled by the breezes of the lake and free to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. During his ownership of the plantation he participated in the early development of sugar cane and the refinement of sugar. The nearby town of Mandeville was owned and developed by Marigny as part of his extensive real estate interests. An unsuccessful candidate for governor three times, he remained active in politics until his death in 1868.
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Date Added Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 784790 N 3359860
Decimal Degrees30.33710000, -90.03778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.226', W 90° 2.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 13.56" N, 90° 2' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 62883 LA-1089, Mandeville LA 70448, US
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