Harvey is located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River and on the Harvey Canal which is a vital shipping route to the Gulf of Mexico. The original owner of the land was Jean-Baptiste d'Estrehan de Beaupre, royal treasurer and comptroller for the French Louisiana colony. Harvey was originally a company town called Cosmopolite City, developed by Joseph Hale Harvey. During this time, Joseph Harvey would rename it for his family's surname.
Harvey features numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping, a casino and lots of family-friendly activities!
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