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St. Gabriel in Iberville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Old Saint Gabriel Church

 
 
The Old Saint Gabriel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
June 17, 2005
1. The Old Saint Gabriel Church Marker
Inscription. In 1699 Pierre Lemoyne, Sieur D'Iberville, father of Louisiana, explored the Mississippi and its distributary the Ascantia, later called Bayou Manchac. By 1758 exiled Acadians had settled at Manchac. They soon built upstream this cypress church, among the first erected in Louisiana during Spanish Colonial days. It was moved to this site in 1772 and the next year Fr. Angelus de Revillagodos opened the registers of St. Gabriel. Previously the parish was the depository for records brought from St. Charles-Aux-Mines, L'Acadie, Canada. The records date from 1707.
 
Erected 1976 by The Old St. Gabriel Church Commission.
 
Location. 30° 15.278′ N, 91° 6.128′ W. Marker is in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, in Iberville Parish. Marker can be reached from State Highway 75 0.2 miles south of State Highway 74, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Mounted beside entrance door to church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3625 LA-75, Saint Gabriel LA 70776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Gabriel Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St - Gabriel (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Raphael Cemetery
The Old Saint Gabriel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
June 17, 2005
2. The Old Saint Gabriel Church Marker
(approx. one mile away); Bayou Paul Colored School (approx. 3.4 miles away); A Civil War Soldier (approx. 3.7 miles away); Staff Housing, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville (approx. 4.3 miles away); Indian Camp Plantation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Belle Grove Plantation (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Gabriel.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of St. Gabriel the Archangel. (Submitted on July 19, 2015.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
The Old Saint Gabriel Church image. Click for full size.
June 17, 2005
3. The Old Saint Gabriel Church
 
 
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