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Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Frost

 
 
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January 13, 2018
1. James Frost Marker
Inscription.  
From Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Frost migrated to Thibodaux in 1840, at the age of 26. He became one of the town's foremost building contractors and property owners. In 1842, Frost married Almira Ragan, a daughter of New York natives. In partnership with Absalom Kees, and using slave labor, Frost began construction of St. John's Episcopal Church in 1843. Designed by Leonidas Polk, the church was completed in two years. In September 1853, Frost and one of six children were victims of a yellow fever epidemic, which claimed at least fifteen percent of the town's dwellers.
 
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 47.643′ N, 90° 49.414′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker can be reached from Jackson Street south of Seventh Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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January 13, 2018
2. James Frost Marker
walking distance of this marker. Fayette Clay Ewing (a few steps from this marker); Mary King Fulford (a few steps from this marker); Silas T. Grisamore (a few steps from this marker); Rev. Daniel McNair (a few steps from this marker); Richard Henry Allen (a few steps from this marker); Morgan Springer (a few steps from this marker); John Carlton Beatty (within shouting distance of this marker); James Mcallister (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2018.
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