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Below you fill find all funeral homes and cemeteries in or near Pilottown.

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 reported 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 express your sorrow and honor Andrew Lee Jr's life.

History

Because Pilottown is only a few feet above river level, a raised concrete walkway connects these buildings and runs the length of the island, to provide some footing in flood conditions. The name meant "seamark", and the French built a 62-foot-high wooden pyramidal structure in 1721 to help guide ships on the Mississippi River and at its shifting delta. Pilottown is located a few miles above Head of Passes, the point considered to be the mouth of the Mississippi River. This is part of the active river delta front that has, over time, built up the larger Mississippi River Delta. 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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