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


1834-1934 Marker image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2017
1. 1834-1934 Marker
Inscription.  This tablet is placed by the City Government in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of Houma, and in memory of its founders, Richard H. Grinage and Hubert M. Belanger. Public spirited citizens, who on May 10, 1834, donated this property for a seat of justice and courthouse, being a tract of land one arpent front on Bayou Terrebonne by ten arpents deep, the first step towards the founding of the city.
Erected 1934 by City Government of Houma.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1834.
Location. 29° 35.831′ N, 90° 43.319′ W. Marker is in Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 24) south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on the Terrebonne Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7850-7864 West Main Street, Houma LA 70360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks (within shouting distance of this marker); When Oysters Were King (about
1834-1934 Marker image. Click for full size.
February 12, 2017
2. 1834-1934 Marker
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700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A History of Terrebonne Parish (about 700 feet away); Bayou Terrebonne (about 700 feet away); The Great Acadian Upheaval (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Acadia / Nouvelle Acadie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Francis de Sales Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2017.

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