“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gheens in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)


Vacherie - Gheens Marker image. Click for full size.
May 20, 2011
1. Vacherie - Gheens Marker
Inscription. Claude Joseph Dubreuil, Jr. purchased what is today known as Vacherie-Gheens from the Oucha and Chaouacha Indians in the 1740's for 12 head of cattle. He named it La Vacherie, meaning cattle ranch. His plan was to furnish New Orleans markets with beef. In 1879, John R. Gheens of Kentucky purchased a portion of the Dubreuil holdings. In 1890, Gheens and his brothers incorporated the Golden Ranch Sugar and Cattle Co. The post office, established on the plantation was called Gheens.
Erected by Gheens Foundation and Lafourche Heritage Society.
Location. 29° 42.187′ N, 90° 29.289′ W. Marker is in Gheens, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 654 west of North Leon Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1783 LA-654, Gheens LA 70355, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holy Savior Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lockport (approx. 4.9 miles away); First American Casualty Of WW II (approx. 5.1 miles away); Battle of des Allemands (approx. 8.6 miles away); St. Mary's Nativity Church
Vacherie - Gheens Marker image. Click for full size.
May 20, 2011
2. Vacherie - Gheens Marker
(approx. 8.7 miles away); St. Mary's Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Baudoin - Foret School (approx. 10.6 miles away); Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
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