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Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Plaquemine is approximately 7,186 (1990), 7119 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,874 (1990), 2706 (2010).
The amount of land area in Plaquemine is 5.775 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.107 sq kilometers.
The distance from Plaquemine to Washington DC is 1020 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 13 miles. (as the crow flies)
Plaquemine is positioned 30.28 degrees north of the equator and 91.24 degrees west of the prime meridian.


just below Baton Rouge in southeast Louisiana.
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History & History Related Items

Plaquemine was founded in 1775 when a settlement was opened here. Incorporation occurred on 10 March 1838. The first Mayor was Zenon LaBauve. The name of Plaquemine is an Indian word for persimmon. Once prevalent in the area, few trees are left, mostly due to bad weather conditions in the late 1890's.
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Plaquemine Locks, Old City Hall, Old Turnerville Homes, Bayou Plaquemine and Mississippi River, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Spedale Home (assumed to have been put on a barge for display at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair), former St. Basil's Academy
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Plaquemine City Government

City of Plaquemine, Louisiana
Post Office Box 675
23640 Railroad Avenue
Plaquemine, LA 70765-0675
Phone: 225-687-3116
FAX 225-685-1194

The form of government for Plaquemine is that of a Mayor and Board of Selectmen. The Mayor is elected as are the six council members.

Plaquemine Chamber

Plaquemine Chamber Of Commerce
23675 Church St
Plaquemine LA 70764-2736
Phone: 225-687-3560

Plaquemine Organizations

Plaquemine Chamber Of Commerce
23675 Church St
Plaquemine LA 70764-2736
Phone: 225-687-3560

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