Bayou Vermilion District
The historic village at Vermilionville is administered by the Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District (LPBVD). The Louisiana state legislature created the district in 1984 in an effort to improve the quality of Bayou Vermilion in Lafayette and the Vermilion River below Lafayette, and to stimulate economic development.
The District's mission focuses on four areas
• Improving the water quality of Bayou Vermilion
• Promoting the bayou as a natural, cultural, and recreational asset
• Guiding viable economic development along Bayou Vermilion
• Enhancing the general condition of our local waterways through education, restoration, and community partnerships.
In the 1700s, Bayou Vermilion (known originally as Bayou Petit Manchac) was an important waterway for commerce and transportation. The original French settlement on the bayou, known as Petit Manchac, facilitated trade between the Ishak (Atakapa) tribe and recent arrivals. Accordingly, French colonial authorities named the area the Attakapas District. Up until the mid-1700s, the Mobilian dialect, a Native
Le village historique à Vermilionville est administré par le District Bayou Vermilion cis la paroisse de Lafayette (LPBVD). La législature de l'État de Louisiane a créé le district en 1984 dans le but d'améliorer la qualité du Bayou Vermilion a Lafayette et de la rivière Vermilion en oval de Lafayette.
La mission du District se concentre sur quatre domaines
• Amélioration de la qualite de l'eau du Bayou Vermilion
• Promouvoir le bayou comme un atout naturel culturel et de loisirs
• Orientation du développement économique viable le long du Bayou Vermilion
• Amélioration de l'état général de nos tours d'eau locaux à travers l'éducation, la restauration et les partenariats communautaires.
Dans les années 1700, le Bayou Vermilion (connu à l'origine comme Bayou Petit Manchac) était une importante vole navigable pour le commerce et le transport. La colonie française d'origine sur le
Erected by Vermilionville Historic Village.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 12.924′ N, 91° 59.728′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. Marker can be reached from Fisher Road near Surrey Street (Highway 728-8). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette LA 70508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beau Bassin House (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermilionville Historical Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Village Map (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Vermilionville Historical Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mouton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Coussan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mouton Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Vermilionville Historic Village, a living history museum. Fee is charged for access to museum grounds.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019.