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1849 Orleans/Jefferson Parish Boundaries

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In this map detail the New Basin canal (also called the New Orleans Canal), runs north to south and terminates at West End on the lake. It acts as the boundary between Orleans and Jefferson Parish until it veers to the right near the center of the map. From that point the boundary line extends toward Felicity Street to the river (bottom right corner). The present Pontchartrain Expressway and Pontchartrain Boulevard now follow the path of the canal which was covered during the 1950s. West End as well as land west of Felicity Street was within the Jefferson Parish boundary when the parish was created in 1825. The current boundaries were set in 1874. (Courtesy of the University of Tennessee).