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

Acadia Plantation

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March 17, 2017
1. Acadia Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Originally named Acadie, the name was changed to Acadia in the 1830's. Once owned by Jim Bowie, the hero of the Alamo, whose family owned it from 1827 to 1831. The house was consolidated into one building from two Creole cottages and a shotgun house. Other owners were Phillip Barton Key, nephew of Francis Scott Key, and Andrew Donelson, nephew of Rachel Jackson, wife of Andrew Jackson. Federal Troops camped here during the Civil War. The Plantation is now owned by descendants of Ann Barton Key, mother of Phillip Barton Key.
Erected by Lafourche Heritage Society, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list.
Location. 29° 47.678′ N, 90° 47.859′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on East 1st. Street (State Highway 1) 0.1 miles south of Bowie Street
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, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Thibodaux / Ville de Thibodaux (approx. ¼ mile away); The St. Joseph Cemetery Calvary-Grotto Shrine (approx. ¾ mile away); Laurel Valley (approx. ¾ mile away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Joseph Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Thibodaux College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rienzi Plantation House (approx. one mile away); Site of Mount Carmel Academy (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
Regarding Acadia Plantation. Acadia Plantation was demolished and converted into a residential housing district in 2010.
Acadia Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
March 17, 2017
2. Acadia Plantation Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 193 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2017.

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