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Abbeville in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Old Catholic Cemetery

Old Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2017
1. Old Catholic Cemetery Marker
English Translation side.
English Translation

On July 25, 1843 Père Antoine Désiré Mégret purchased 160 arpents from Joseph LeBlanc for a church, rectory and cemetery. Joseph LeBlanc was buried here in 1854. The oldest marked grave is of Eufemie Broussard 1852.

French Translation
Ancien Cimetiere Catholique

Le 25 juillet, 1843, Père Antoine Désiré Mégret a acheté 160 arpents de terre a Joseph LeBlanc pour la construction d'une église, d'un presbytère, et d'un cimetière. Joseph LeBlanc fut enterré ici en 1854. La tombe la plus ancienne est celle d'Eufemie (Euphemie) Broussard, enterré en 1852.
Erected by Jean Lafitte Historic Park and Preserve.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is July 25, 1843.
Location. 29° 58.513′ N, 92° 8.213′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Louisiana, in Vermilion Parish. Marker is on North Washington Street south of West St. Victor Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville LA 70510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pére Antoine Desiré Mégret (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Mary Magdalen Church (about 400 feet away); Abbeville (about 500 feet away); Louisiana Story (about 600 feet away); Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Masonic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Acadian Prairie Settlement (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Erath Sugar Company (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
Ancien Cimetiere Catholique Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2017
2. Ancien Cimetiere Catholique Marker
French Translation side.
Old Catholic Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2017
3. Old Catholic Cemetery and Marker
Old Catholic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2017
4. Old Catholic Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2017.

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