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Lallemand, Riguad and Other French Settlers

 
 
Lallemand, Riguad and Other French Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 6, 2019
1. Lallemand, Riguad and Other French Settlers Marker
Inscription.  
To
Generals Charles Lallemand,
Antoine Rigaud, the veterans
of the Napoleonic Wars and
other French settlers,

who, after many trials and adventures, came to Texas in the spring of 1818 to found on the banks of the Trinity River the Champ D'Asile: a last refuge for peace and liberty "Nous voulons vivre libres, laborieux et paisables" (We want to live as free men through our labor, and in peace)
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 9671.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 30° 3.446′ N, 94° 48.965′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is on U.S. 90, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located just to the east of the Trinity River bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 422 US-90, Liberty TX 77575, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trinity River (here, next to this marker);
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By Brian Anderson, January 6, 2019
2. Lallemand, Riguad and Other French Settlers Marker
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Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent (approx. one mile away); Seven Pines (approx. one mile away); Plaza Iglesia Parroquial (approx. one mile away); James B. Woods (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ott Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plaza Constitucional (approx. 1.1 miles away); Col. Edward Bradford Pickett (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Also see . . .
1. Champ D'Asile - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

2. Lallemand, Charles Francois Antoine - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

3. Rigaud, Antoine - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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