Burrwood

Name:

Burrwood

County:

Plaquemines

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

28°58′05″N 89°22′39″W / 28.96806°N 89.37750°W / 28.96806

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Burrwood was a community located near the far south end of the delta of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Remains:

Burrwood was established and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers on Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River to serve as a base for dredging operations, jetty work, and other activities required to maintain navigable conditions along this channel.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

During the 1950s, Burrwood was a forward area weather/hurricane station manned by the United States Weather Bureau. There were a row of officer houses for the families, a barracks complex for the unmarried men and a two-room school house for the children of the people who manned the station, as well as local fishermen who lived nearby.

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