Opelousas in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
St. Joseph Methodist Church for Colored People
This small, single frame wood structure was built in 1948 as a house of worship for the African American Methodist congregation in the small, rural St. Landry Parish village of Palmetto. The church purchased a parcel of land located at the end of Bihm Street from Mrs. Sallie Hawkins for $300. The Church, known as St. Joseph Methodist Church for Colored People, served the faithful until services ceased there in the late 1980s. In 2000, the church building was donated to Le Vieux Village by the Village of Palmetto, which also assisted in the cost of moving the structure. After the move to the village, the Opelousas Womans Club donated funds to help the city renovate the church.
Erected by City of Opelousas Louisiana.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion.
Location. 30° 31.875′ N, 92° 4.465′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker can be reached from East Landry Street (U.S. 190) east of South Acedemy Street, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 828 East Landry Street, Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Macland Plantation Bell (a few steps from this marker); Jarrell Home (a few steps from this marker); Whiteville School House (a few steps from this marker); Mary Jane Steam Engine Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Venus House (within shouting distance of this marker); Acadian House / Pigeoneer (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana Orphan Train Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific Freight Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
More about this marker. The City of Opelousas Tourist Information is located on the grounds of Le Vieux Village Historical Park & Heritage Museum at the eastern entrance of Opelousas along U.S. Highway 190.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2017.