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Golden Meadow in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Golden Meadow

Circa 1839

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November 25, 2016
1. Golden Meadow Marker
Inscription.  The name Golden Meadow is believed to have come from either the acres of golden rods which bloom in the marshes surrounding the area, or from the expectations of golden returns from the land. Early settlers in the area included Benjamin and Louisa Hobbs Barker in 1839 and in 1842, Isaac Lush and his wife, Rebecca, natives of Natchez, Mississippi arrived by boat in Golden Meadow with two friends Isaac and Vic York and a nine or ten year old ward, named William Riley Williams.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 23.533′ N, 90° 16.389′ W. Marker is in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on North Alex Plaisance Boulevard (State Highway 3235) near Jervis Drive, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Golden Meadow Town Hall/Multi-Purpose Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Jervis Drive, Golden Meadow LA 70357, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Golden Meadow High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Galliano
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Cote Blanche (approx. 9.2 miles away); Curole House (approx. 9.3 miles away); Leeville Cemetery (approx. 9.9 miles away); Leeville (approx. 10 miles away); Larose (approx. 13.1 miles away); Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church (approx. 14 miles away).
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November 25, 2016
2. Golden Meadow Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2016.

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