Bayou La Batre

Bayou La Batre (HM279Y)

Location: Bayou La Batre, AL 36509 Mobile County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 24.24', W 88° 14.872'

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Originally called "Reviere D'Erbane," the bayou acquired present name from French-maintained battery of artillery on West Bank for defense. First permanent settlement on south Mobile County mainland. Founded 1786 when Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge), 1733-1795, moved into the area and was awarded a 1259 acre Spanish land grant on West Bank.

Born Poitiers, France, Bouzage came to Gulf Coast ca. 1760. Married Catherine Louise Boudreau 5 June 1762. Father of seven children including one son, Jean Baptiste.

City of Bayou La Batre incorporated 1955.
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HM NumberHM279Y
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 380131 N 3364213
Decimal Degrees30.40400000, -88.24786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.24', W 88° 14.872'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 14.4" N, 88° 14' 52.32" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49-2243 Tapia Ave, Bayou La Batre AL 36509, US
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