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Edgard in Saint John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Saint John The Baptist Church

 
 
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March 25, 2005
1. Saint John The Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. On February 21, 1770 property was set aside by Spanish authority for a church on the second German Coast. When Father Bernardo de Limpach arrived in 1772, Acadians had also settled in the area. The new church took the name of the original Chapel built by 1724 on the first German Coast: Saint Jean-Baptiste des Allemands. A later church, completed and consecrated on March 17, 1882, was destroyed by fire on March 19, 1918. The present edifice was consecrated on October 20, 1920.
 
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 30° 2.689′ N, 90° 33.505′ W. Marker is in Edgard, Louisiana, in Saint John the Baptist Parish. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (State Highway 18) and East 4th Street, on the left when traveling north on River Road. Touch for map. Mounted on north entrance-way to church building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2349 LA-18, Edgard LA 70049, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caroline Deslonde Beauregard (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maurin's Theater
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March 25, 2005
2. Saint John The Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Graugnard House (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Sanctuary (approx. 2 miles away); Civil War Cannon (approx. 4 miles away); Laplace (approx. 4 miles away); Les Allemands (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgard.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
Saint John The Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2005
3. Saint John The Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2015. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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