Son of the South
—1793-1871 —In 1883, Baron Erlanger named our city in honor of his father-in-law, John Slidell. Slidell had been a confidant of two American Presidents and a powerful member of the U.S. Senate from which he resigned in 1861, when Louisiana seceded from the Union. Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed him commissioner to France. Slidell nearly succeeded in bringing France and England to the assistance of the Confederate States of America. Had he been successful, the war between the States would have taken a different course. After the collapse of the C.S.A., Slidell never returned to Louisiana. He and his family are buried in Villijuif, France.
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|Date Added||Friday, May 12th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 232406 N 3352573|
|Decimal Degrees||30.27535000, -89.78166667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 16.521', W 89° 46.9'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 16' 31.26" N, 89° 46' 54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||985, 504|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2063 2nd St, Slidell LA 70458, US|
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