Point a La Hache, Louisiana/Magnolia Plantation, Louisiana

Point a La Hache, Louisiana/Magnolia Plantation, Louisiana (HM25ZO)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.968', W 90° 3.507'

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Panel #4 Mississippi Riverwalk

A) Point a La Hache, Louisiana
Mile 45.0 AHP


French explorers named the slight curve in the river bank "Point of the Axe." It is the end of the Mainline Levee System on the east bank.

B) Magnolia Plantation, Louisiana
Mile 47.0 AHP


Two sea captains named Bradish and Johnson bought a large piece of land here and established a plantation in 1708. Its magnificent ten-room mansion, Magnolia, was the showplace of the territory. The levee in front of Magnolia Plantation gave way in 1903, opening a wide crevasse. Flood fighters had anticipated the emergency and a trainload of repair materials was standing by in Algiers. The train picked up workers on the way, reaching Magnolia in time to close the break before serious damage was done.

Photo credit: Alligator at Bayou Gator Park, Natchitoches, Louisiana - Louisiana Office of Tourism
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HM NumberHM25ZO
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Placed ByMississippi Riverwalk
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Date Added Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 767972 N 3893580
Decimal Degrees35.14946667, -90.05845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.968', W 90° 3.507'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 58.08" N, 90° 3' 30.42" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Riverside Dr, Memphis TN 38103, US
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