Erath in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Acadian Prairie Settlement
Erected by Town of Erath, Acadian Heritage and Culture Foundation and Erath Fourth of July Association.
Location. 29° 57.628′ N, 92° 3.12′ W. Marker is in Erath, Louisiana, in Vermilion Parish. Marker is on West Lastie 0.3 miles east of Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 14), on the right when traveling west. Located in a grove of trees at a small pull-out. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erath LA 70533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Erath Sugar Company (approx. one mile away); Bayou Carlin Cove (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lake Peigneur (approx. 4.7 miles away); Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church (approx. 5 miles away); Jefferson Island Abbeville (approx. 5.1 miles away); Louisiana Story (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away).
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Acadians are the descendants of a group of French-speaking settlers who migrated from coastal France in the late sixteenth century to establish a French colony called Acadia in the maritime provinces of Canada and part of what is now the state of Maine. Forced out by the British in the mid-sixteenth century, a few settlers remained in Maine, but most resettled in southern Louisiana and are popularly known as Cajuns. (Submitted on March 1, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Initial Acadian Settlement.
In late February 1765, French colonial officials, awaiting the appearance of their Spanish replacements, reported the arrival by sea of a large group of about 200 Acadians in New Orleans. These Acadians, former prisoners of the British at Halifax, Nova Scotia, had been set free in accord with provisions of the Treaty of Paris. (Submitted on March 1, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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