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Near Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Laurel Valley

 
 
Laurel Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Laurel Valley Marker
Inscription. A 1785 Spanish Land Grant to Acadian Etienne Boudreaux is part of the largest surviving 19th Century Plantation manufacturing complex in the United States. Over 70 structures, including a sugar house, school, general store and workers' cottages are still standing. Raided by Union soldiers, the Civil War ended its role as the parish's leading sugar producer. Revitalized at the turn of the century, the operation utilized 250 mules, a saw mill, a 15 mile railway system and was home to over sixty resident families.
 
Erected by the Lafourche Heritage Society, Inc.
 
Location. 29° 47.374′ N, 90° 47.211′ W. Marker is near Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 308 0.1 miles south of Percy Brown Road (Louisiana Route 648), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in front of the Laurel Valley Village Store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 595 LA-308, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Thibodaux / Ville de Thibodaux (approx. one mile away); The St. Joseph Cemetery Calvary-Grotto Shrine (approx. 1.4 miles away); Our Confederate Dead
Laurel Valley Store image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Laurel Valley Store
(approx. 1.5 miles away); St. Joseph Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rienzi Plantation House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Moses, Allen Chapel, Calvary Cemeteries (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Mount Carmel Academy (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle Of Lafourche Crossing (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thibodaux.
 
Also see . . .
1. Laurel Valley Plantation. (Submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Laurel Valley Village Sugar Plantation & Museum. (Submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Laurel Valley Store outbuildings image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. Laurel Valley Store outbuildings
Long building includes many old tractors.
Train engines from 1785 & 1906 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
4. Train engines from 1785 & 1906
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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