New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Bouligny
In the spring of 1779, Bouligny acting on order of Governor Bernardo de Galvez, led about 60 Spanish settlers to this site, marking the founding of New Iberia. To commemorate that event, the schoolchildren of New Iberia and the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of the City of New Iberia and the State of Louisiana erected this memorial.
Miguel Romero · Antonio Villatoro (Viator) · Bernardo de Puentes · Francisco Balderas · José Lagos · Francisco Segura · José de Porras · Francisco Ortiz · Gonazlo de Prados
Juan López · Juan Garrido · José Artacho · Juan Míguez · Julián de Aguilar · Rafael Vidal · José Fernández · Gabriel Lopez · Lucas Garcia
Erected 1976 by Schoolchildren of New Iberia, American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of the City of New Iberia and the State of Louisiana.
Location. 30° 0.408′ N, 91° 49.1′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (State Highway 182) west of North Iberia Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in the Boulingy Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers The Steamboat Era (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Fire (about 600 feet away); William G. "Bunk" Johnson (about 600 feet away); Mt. Carmel Academy (about 700 feet away); The Dreyfus Building (about 700 feet away); Segura - Labourgeois Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Murray Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Walk of Faith (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Iberia.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
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