Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks
These majestic southern live oaks (Quercus virginiana) in this Terrebonne Courthouse Square were planted during the winter of 1886 by Bernard Filhucan Bazet.
Mr. Bazet was born in Lasserre, France in 1832, entered Terrebonne Parish during the 1850's, and became a hotel owner, horticulturist, and businessman who founded Le Courier de Houma in 1878.
Mr. Jean Pierre Cenac, a farmer, cattleman and oyster businessman, donated the young trees from his property on Bayou Sale near Dulac. Mr. Cenac was born in Barbazeh de Bas, France in 1838, entering Terrebonne Parish in 1860..
In April 2005, these two live oaks (Quercus Virginia) were planted to replace two of the original twenty-four trees donated by Jean Pierre Cenac and planted by B.F. Bazet in the fall of 1886. These two live oak trees were donated by Dr. Christopher E. Cenac, a fourth generation descendent (sic) of Jean Pierre Cenac. There are now six generations of the Cenac family in Terrebonne and they continue to exhibit an interest in Houma's Historical District.
Topics. This historical marker is Agriculture • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 35.81′ N, 90° 43.321′ W. Marker is in Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 24) and Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Courthouse Square. 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. 1834-1934 (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Francis de Sales Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A History of Terrebonne Parish (about 800 feet away); When Oysters Were King (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bayou Terrebonne (approx. 0.2 miles 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
More about this marker. Both markers are about 10 feet apart, separated by a walkway. West Main Street is one way south.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2017.