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Suburbs of Pilottown: Buras, Ostrica, Triumph.

Zip codes in the city: 70041, 70081.

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Funeral Homes near Pilottown

M
Mothe Funeral Homes Incorporated
151 E Gulf Dr
Buras, LA 70041

Facts about Pilottown, Louisiana

Pilottown (or Pilot Town) is a small unincorporated community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States.It serves as a base for river pilots to guide ships across the bar and up and down the Mississippi River.In the 18th and 19th century, the French settlement and fort that preceded Pilottown near the mouth of the Mississippi was known as La Balize, a name that meant \"seamark\" in French. La Balize was located about ten miles downriver from Pilottown.

Pilottown Obituaries

It was disclosed by Mt Shasta Herald on October 16th, 2013 that Andrew Lee Jr Smith perished in Weed, California.  Smith was 80 years old and was born in Pilottown, LA.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Andrew Lee Jr's life.

History

Pilottown is located a few miles above Head of Passes, the point considered to be the mouth of the Mississippi River. The peak population was probably reached in the 1860s, when La Balize had a population of some 800 people. Today the permanent population of Pilottown is small, fewer than 20 people. Although the captain is always responsible for his ship, all oceangoing ships must take a pilot on board when entering the Mississippi River system. The Crescent River Port Pilots' Association supplies river pilots between Pilottown and New Orleans, Louisiana, and the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association supplies pilots for ships that are bound for Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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