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False River

Hwy 415, Lakeland, LA, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 36' 4.0212", -91° 24' 40.0716"
  Louisiana LA State Historical Marker
Louisiana State
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Upper end of Fause Riviere, old Mississippi River bed. Resulted when the river followed the narrow stream over a neck of land (Pointe Coupee). Used in 1699 by Iberville and party to shorten their route up river. Nearby Fort St. Joseph est'b. c. 1718; St. Francis church, 1738.

Last updated: 7/27/2009 15:10:00
False River Historical Marker Location Map, Lakeland, Louisiana