Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
George Seth Guion
Mississippi natives George Seth Guion and Caroline Lucretia Winder Guion moved to Thibodaux in 1831. Their Ridgefield Plantation included the land given to St. John,s Episcopal Church and Cemetery and the Guion Academy, two blocks away on Jackson Street. The Academy was the first free public school in Thibodaux. Guion also was a co-founder of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Following Caroline Guion's death in 1855, he remarried his deceased wife's sister, Christina Rosina Winder, who died in 1860. Before his death in 1861, Guion supported Louisiana's secession from the Union. Camp Hubbard, established on his plantation in 1864-1865 just west of the cemetery, was the Union headquarters for the Lafourche District, Department of the Gulf.
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 29° 47.643′ N, 90° 49.444′ 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 walking distance of this marker. John A. Lovell (a few steps from this marker); Silas T. Grisamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Henry Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); James Frost (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary King Fulford (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgiana Malvina Suthon (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette Clay Ewing (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Daniel McNair (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2018.