Although the site is not exactly the common historic area that most people know, as there are no ruins or even markers on the site, Fort De La Boulaye is still one of the most well known spots in Louisiana. It was first built in 1699 and called the Fort Mississippi by the French.
Fort De La Boulaye was created to protect the Mississippi Valley from the British. The area was once the bank of the well known Mississippi River. As Britain and France were having a dispute over the land, it became necessary that the side of the river should be fortified and guarded.
According to some sources, the Fort De La Boulaye was abandoned in 1707 because of the hostile Native Americans, who continue to attack the area.