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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. Touch 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. Capt. Pierre Joseph Landry (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Gabriel Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St - Gabriel
The Old Saint Gabriel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
June 17, 2005
2. The Old Saint Gabriel Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Raphael Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Bayou Paul Colored School (approx. 3.4 miles away); A Civil War Soldier (approx. 3.7 miles away); The STAR (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Daughters of Charity (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Gabriel.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of St. Gabriel the Archangel. (Submitted on July 19, 2015.)
2. St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church. National Park System nps.gov (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Jude Ramagosa of White Castle, Louisiana.) 

3. The Old St. Gabriel Church page 1 of 4. Page 2,3,4 has older drawings of the St. Gabriel Church. (Submitted on December 11, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Moving of the Old St. Gabriel Church and Historic Gravestone.
Old St. Gabriel Church was moved from
The Old Saint Gabriel Church Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, December 10, 2018
3. The Old Saint Gabriel Church Grave Marker
The grave Marker is for famous artist Pierre Joseph Landry. See related marker on this site.
being closer to the river after bank undercutting. Also grave of famous artist Pierre Joseph Landry, who sculpted the "Wheel of Life" now located in the New Orleans Museum of Art, was originally located with the church and it's gravestone was also moved behind the church.
    — Submitted December 29, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.

 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
The Old Saint Gabriel Church image. Click for full size.
June 17, 2005
4. The Old Saint Gabriel Church
The Old Saint Gabriel Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, December 10, 2018
5. The Old Saint Gabriel Church Marker
Saint Gabriel Church of the Acadians Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015. This page has been viewed 678 times since then. Last updated on December 29, 2018. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2015.   3. submitted on December 29, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.   4. submitted on July 18, 2015.   5. submitted on December 10, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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