Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Southdown Plantation House
First floor built c. 1859 by William J. Minor of Natchez, Mississippi. Second floor added in 1893 by Henry C. Minor. In 1920's Southdown management pioneered development of disease resistant POJ sugarcane varieties.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 29° 35.39′ N, 90° 44.386′ W. Marker was in Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker could be reached from Little Bayou Black Road (State Highway 311) just south of St. Charles Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Houma LA 70360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Southdown Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Southdown High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fifth Districts High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Saint Francis de Sales Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); YRF-4C Phantom II (approx. 1.2 miles Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1834-1934 (approx. 1.2 miles away); When Oysters Were King (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
More about this marker. Marker was hit by vehicle or mowing equipment, according to museum curator. Marker was found and is currently in storage on the property, and has been for at least 3 years.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.