Gretna Louisiana History

Gretna, Louisiana, as you may have observed, has little in common with its neighbor New Orleans. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi, between the Big Easy in the north and the East on the west, Port Gretna is the second largest port in Louisiana and the third largest in Louisiana after Baton Rouge.

Port Gretna is Louisiana's second largest port after Baton Rouge and the state's third largest after New Orleans and New York.

I have learned a lot about German history and I am sometimes surprised that we have such a wealth of it here. The earliest German immigrants to Louisiana came in 1722, but over the years Germans have come to Louisiana, especially in the New Orleans area. Of the 4,815 registered people born in Germany, 4,815 are now resident in Louisiana, and the number of Germans in Louisiana rose to 5,815 in 2010, an increase of 1,000 since 2010.

Gretna was often referred to as the Free State of Jefferson because of the then unrestricted gambling and became the parish seat in 1884. In 1848, Louisiana came from Germany and Gretna became the seat of the municipality, but because of the then unlimited gambling it was often called "Free State Jefferson." I felt like I was in my youth when I met the Germans who arrived at the port of New Orleans, "said John Frieda, a licensed tour guide who lives in Gretnna.

The present building is the structure that dominates the property, which has now been a canal place for years, but outside - overlooking the same scenic commonality that Buisson designed to address the Mississippi. At that time, New Orleans stretched as far as Felicity Street, from which there was a separate town called Lafayette, which was then part of the city of Gretna, now Gretnna. This landmark, located at the intersection of Canal Street and Main Street on the north side of Main Avenue, marks the site of an early 19th century historic building, the Mechanikham Building. The "Mechanical Hammers" (1836 - Gretne 1913) reads: "The first public school in Greta, Louisiana, and the first of its kind in America.

The new city was founded in 1836, as a result of the merger of Lafayette and New Orleans at the beginning of the 19th century and the creation of a new city.

Louisiana's legislature created the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, and placed the organization under the governor's control, instructing it to represent Louisiana in Congress on hurricane and flood protection and coastal restoration. The port of Gretna was incorporated in 1836, including parts of the old McDonogh at Jefferson Parish. Part of the Orleans dike district, located in the West Bank, was responsible for protecting the coast of the city of New Orleans and the entire state of Louisiana.

The Bureau of Criminal Identification Information also offers fingerprint checks to employers and medical authorities in Louisiana based on criminal history. Jefferson Parish, like the rest of the state, offers background checks, but the public must search those agencies' databases to use the checks.

The Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court provides a list of events that have occurred in the community and its indictments, as well as dates and times of each event.

To request juvenile court documents, please call the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Office at (504) 662-5555. To get a report on the sheriff's criminal record, visit the Central Records Department in the Chief Criminal Justice Officer's Office, Building B. Visit the Criminal History Division on your local law enforcement website and select Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office from a list of law enforcement agencies on this page.

A bronze statue greets Jefferson visitors at the entrance to the Jefferson Parish General Government Building at 200 Derbigny Street in Gretna. To the south, a sign on the east side of the Grand Avenue Bridge across the Mississippi River on Grand Boulevard greets Gretnna visitors.

This signpost is located in Lafreniere Park in Metairie, which stretches over a large stretch of land stretching from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain and is known as Laf Reniere Plantation. This landmark, located on the east side of the Grand Avenue Bridge on Grand Boulevard in Gretna, overlooks the Mississippi River to the northeast.

Located on the east side of the Grand Avenue Bridge on Grand Boulevard in Gretna, this landmark welcomes Jefferson and visitors to Lafourche Parish.

This marker, located in the middle strip of Louisiana Highway 23, greets Jefferson and visitors to Plaquemines Parish on the Belle Chasse Highway. This sign is located on the south side of the Grand Avenue Bridge on Grand Boulevard in Gretna. A sign at the intersection of Grand Street and Grand Street in St. Tammany Parish, this greeting to Jefferson's visitors from Orleans Parish. The landmark, located on Louisiana State Highway 22 in Grand Isle, Louisiana, near the entrance to the New Orleans Museum of Art and History, welcomes a Jefferson visitor from St. Charles Parish and Jefferson visitors from Tammany County, Mississippi.

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