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in beautiful Louisiana.
Culture and Traveler's Guide
is a peninsula surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, divided by the
Mississippi River, and is the beginning and end of the Great River Road. Visitors
will delight in touring both sides of this river parish.
Citrus and vegetable stands abound through the parish as well as numerous marinas
and fishing boats that emphasize the agricultural and fishing heritage.
The parish offers excellent hunting and fishing. Charter fishing boats depart form
Venice and Empire. Historic Fort Jackson, completed in 1832, is located on Highway
23, six miles south of Buras. The fort is constructed as
a star-shaped pentagon with 20'-thick red brick walls, surrounded by a moat and
now contains a museum and gift shop. The Plaquemines Parish Fair and
Orange Festival at Fort Jackson in December and the Southwest Pass Tarpon Rodeo
at Empire in August are some of the area events and festivals.
For more information, contact:
Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Area Culture and Traveler's Guide, with a Tour
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Geography and Statistics
- Our population is 25575 people in 9432 households.
- The land area is 844.6 square miles (540573 acres);
the water area is 1584.0 square miles (1013791 acres).
- Plaquemines Parish is located at latitude 29.39 degrees North, longitude 89.48 degrees West.
- More Census Information and Mapping
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