Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Chartered on May 15, 1855 by The Rt. Rev. Leonidas K. Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana. The first building was erected in 1858. Present cypress structure was completed 1892. During the War Between The States its first Rector, The Rev. Moses E. Wilson, served as a Union Army chaplain. Its second Rector, The Rev. George W. Stickney, served as a Confederate Army chaplain. In 1989, St. Matthew's was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 29° 35.799′ N, 90° 43.148′ W. Marker was in Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker could be reached from Barrow Street near Belanger Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 243 Barrow Street, Houma LA 70360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A History of Terrebonne Parish (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bayou Terrebonne (about 700 feet away); When Oysters Were King (about 700 feet away); The Great Acadian Upheaval The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Acadia / Nouvelle Acadie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1834-1934 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
More about this marker. Marker is Missing. The 1892 structure described in marker text completely burned down on November 11, 2010.
Also see . . . Article about Church Fire. (Submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of former marker area or upon marker re-installation after newer church is built. • Can you help?