This marker marks the location of an area of New Orleans that was once part of Jefferson Parish. It was called Jefferson City and was incorporated in 1850, consolidating several faubourgs (suburbs) into once city. By 1860 over 5,000 people lived here including 131 free blacks. Two other cities, Lafayette and Carrollton, were created in a similar fashion. In 1870, all three were officially incorporated into the City of New Orleans.