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New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jefferson Island

 
 
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July 1, 2017
1. Jefferson Island Marker
Inscription.  Once known as Orange Island purchased after the Civil War by Joseph Jefferson (1829 to 1905), world famous actor and artist. Home designed and built about 1870.
 
Erected 1970 by The Louisiana Tourist Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 29° 58.342′ N, 91° 58.208′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Rip Van Winkle Road (Parish Road 702) and Excalibur Road, in the median on Rip Van Winkle Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Peigneur (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bayou Carlin Cove (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Erath Sugar Company (approx. 4 miles away); Acadian Prairie Settlement (approx. 5 miles away); Boat House (approx. 5.4 miles away);
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July 1, 2017
2. Jefferson Island Marker
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Bayou Petite Anse (approx. 5˝ miles away); This Buddah (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Cleveland Oak (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rip Van Winkle Official Website. (Submitted on July 7, 2017.)
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, July 1, 2017
3. Rip Van Winkle Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2017.   3. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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