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One of the original 19 parishes, Plaquemines was organized on March 31, 1807. Plaquemines is a French and Mobile Indian dialect word for "persimmons".

The parish seat of Plaquemines is Point a la Hache. The parish size equals 844.6 square miles.

Agriculture: citrus industry, dating from 1700, and Creole tomatoes.

Industry: oil and related industries, sulphur, manufacturing, and retail trade.

Tourist Attractions: Plaquemines Parish Fair and Orange Festival, Fort Jackson, Judge Perez Museum, several beautifully preserved antebellum homes.

Plaquemines Parish, from Wikipedia
Plaquemines Parish, from Enlou
Plaquemines Parish, School Board Site
Plaquemines Parish, parish site
Plaquemines Parish, General Facts

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