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Re: Upper Suburbs, 1830
Posted by: Richard Lake (ID *****8414) Date: September 21, 2010 at 06:45:15
In Reply to: Upper Suburbs, 1830 by Patsy Kennedy of 747

I doubt that that term was used for Jefferson Parish in 1830 since that parish had just been created (1825)and it was mostly farmland and swamp. I believe that the area which you mention would have been on the outskirts of the French Quarter. We still use the term "faubourg", meaning suburb, to identify neighborhoods (e.g., Faubourg Marigny, Faubourg St. John, etc.). These neighborhoods are now all well within the city and, for the most part, relatively close to the downtown area. In 1830, New Orleans was quite small in area with the French Quarter (Vieux Carre) being the heart of the city where much of the population resided. This might give you an idea:

http://books.google.com/books?id=waDSBKfl-w4C&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=upper+faubourg&source=bl&ots=u318YtDWAG&sig=YB4Eb3lZ_59IGWb3RR93NSlTwuo&hl=en&ei=BreYTOuwKsSclgeCx6iNAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=upper%20faubourg&f=false

Hope this helps, Rick


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