“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Martinville in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(1807 - 1882)


“Poet of the People”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, June 28, 2013
1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Marker
Inscription. He was a man of great social consciousness. In works like Evangeline and Hiawatha and his collection of anti-slavery poems Longfellow helped to preserve cultural memory.

From remarks by Dr. Layne Longfellow at the unveiling in Evangeline Oak Park, of the Longfellow bust sculpted by Fred DeCourt, Jr. for the St. Martinville Rotary Club.
3 March 2005
Erected 2005.
Location. 30° 7.308′ N, 91° 49.644′ W. Marker is in St. Martinville, Louisiana, in Saint Martin Parish. Marker is on Port Street near S New Market Street. Click for map. In Evangeline Oak Park on the west bank of Bayou Teche. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Martinville LA 70582, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge Emile Edouard (Edward) Simon (a few steps from this marker); The Old Castillo Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Evangeline Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Deportation Cross (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evangeline Monument (about 600 feet away); St. Martin Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); St. Martinville (about 800 feet away); Attakapa Indian (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Martinville.
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
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