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St. James in Saint James Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of First Acadian Settlers in Louisiana

 
 
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December 31, 2009
1. Site of First Acadian Settlers in Louisiana Marker
Inscription. Refugees came overland 1756-57. In vicinity was 1762 grant to Jacques Cantrelle, Sr. of France after whom Church and Parish were named. Section once included in Les Oumas, Eveche of Quebec.
 
Erected 1961 by Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 30° 0.936′ N, 90° 50.487′ W. Marker is in St. James, Louisiana, in Saint James Parish. Marker is on River Rd. (State Highway 18) 0.2 miles south of Dept. Of Energy Rd., on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint James LA 70086, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Jacques De Cabahanoce (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Poché Plantation House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Convent (approx. 0.9 miles away); Uncle Sam Plantation (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Settlement Of Freetown (approx. 2 miles away); Manresa House of Retreats (approx. 2 miles away); Cabahanoce Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away); Malarcher House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. James.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Site of First Acadian Settlers in Louisiana Marker image. Click for full size.
December 31, 2009
2. Site of First Acadian Settlers in Louisiana Marker
 
 
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