Avery Island, Louisiana

This week's Record of the Week features Avery Island in Township 13 South, Range 5 East in the Louisiana Meridian. Labeled by its original French name, Petite Anse Island, on the plat below, the island was later acquired by the eponymous Avery family. Avery Island is a salt dome that rises dramatically from low, flat wetlands to a height of 163 feet above mean sea level, making it the highest point on the Gulf Coast. Read more on ArcGIS Story Maps.

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Avery Island
 
Original Survey Plat