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

Opelousas Colored School


Opelousas Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
August 2, 2012
1. Opelousas Colored School Marker
School long gone, marker is in a parking lot.
Inscription. Site of first public school for People of Color in Opelousas. Also known as St. Landry Parish Training School. School constructed on property donated by the City of Opelousas in 1918.
Erected by Cleco.
Location. 30° 31.852′ N, 92° 4.484′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. Marker is on Ronald Reagan Highway (Vine Street) (State Highway 190) east of South Academy Street (Highway 3253), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whiteville School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Jane Steam Engine Train (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joseph Methodist Church for Colored People (within shouting distance of this marker); The Macland Plantation Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Jarrell Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana Orphan Train Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Pacific Freight Depot (about 300 feet away); Emar Andrepont Store (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
Categories. African AmericansEducation
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2015. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 9, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide shot of marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?
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