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

Saint Joseph Church

Saint Joseph Church Marker image. Click for full size.
August 15, 2016
1. Saint Joseph Church Marker
Inscription. The mother church of Parishes in Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Mary and lower Assumption was incorporated in 1817. Priests served the area from Assumption Church, Plattenville, until 1822 when Fr. Antoine Potini (1822-1827) became first resident pastor. Fr. Charles M. Menard, canon of St. Louis Cathedral and apostle of Bayou Lafourche, was pastor, 1845-1895. The church building dedicated in 1849 and embellished over the years was destroyed by fire in 1916. The present edifice, erected during the pastorate of Msgr. Alexandre M. Barbier (1911-1934), Canon of St. Louis Cathedral, was dedicated in 1923.
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
Location. 29° 47.608′ N, 90° 49.191′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on Canal Boulevard (State Highway 20) north of East 8th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Mounted on the right side of building when entering church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 721 Canal Blvd, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph Co-Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leonidas Polk
Saint Joseph Church Marker image. Click for full size.
August 15, 2016
2. Saint Joseph Church Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Leonidas Polk (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Historic Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marcus Pennington Zills (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Mcallister (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan Springer (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
Also see . . .  St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. (Submitted on August 22, 2016.)
Categories. Churches & Religion
Saint Joseph Church and markerMarker image. Click for full size.
August 15, 2016
3. Saint Joseph Church and markerMarker
Marker visible on lower right side.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2016. This page has been viewed 192 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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