Plaquemine, Louisiana

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Plaquemine is a city in and the parish seat of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] The population was 7,064 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Plaquemine is the birthplace of radio talk show host Moon Griffon, who broadcasts statewide from Monroe. Griffon is sometimes know as the "Cajun Rush Limbaugh".

The town is also home to former Democratic Lieutenant Governor Robert "Bobby" Freeman.

Former State Representative Mary Smith Gleason (1899-1967) of Webster Parish in north Louisiana spent her last years in Plaquemine.

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Geography

Plaquemine is located at 30°17′3″N 91°14′26″W / 30.28417°N 91.24056°W / 30.28417; -91.24056 (30.284044, -91.240485)[2] and has an elevation of 23 feet (7.0 m)[3]. Plaquemine is located at the junction of Bayou Plaquemine Brule and the Mississippi River. The city itself is surrounded by farmland; beyond the farmland to the west lies nearly uninhabited swampland.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.71%) is water.

Transportation

Plaquemine is accessed, mainly, by four highways LA 3066, LA 75, LA 77, and the scenic LA 1. Other highways include LA 992 (Tenant Road) and LA 405. LA 3066 continues from Court Street to "Down the Bayou" neighborhoods. LA 75 accesses east: over the Mississippi River via Toll Ferry to Saint Gabriel and continues southwest eventually reaching Bayou Pigeon. LA 77 starts around The Island Country Club and continues northwest to Maringouin. Most Importantly, LA 1 continues north to Interstate 10/Baton Rouge and south to Donaldsonville.

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