A History of Terrebonne Parish
Established March 22 1822, from the lower part of Lafourche interior, it is the 2nd largest parish in the state, covering an area of 2100 square miles. The City of Houma inherited its name from the Native American tribe known as the "Oumas” Indians, descendants of the Choctaw tribe who spoke the Muskogean language. Acadian immigrants eventually became known as "Cajuns" who developed their own distinct lifestyle in the surrounding areas. "Creole" refers to those who were born in the new world to parents from Europe and Africa.
Original crops of rice, cotton, and indigo used for trade. Known for an abundance of game and seafood with development of the fur, oyster, and shrimping industries. One of the most productive sugarcane growers and oil producers in the
In grateful appreciation to the dedicated efforts and generous gift of a distinguished individual who chooses to remain anonymous and whose outstanding generosity demonstrates their commitment to the past, present, and future of our community. Recognition is also given to Christopher E. Cenac Sr., M.D. for reference and insight from his book, "Eyes of an Eagle".
Location. 29° 35.865′ N, 90° 43.189′ W. Marker is in Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker is on West Main Street south of Roussell Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houma LA 70364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bayou Terrebonne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); When Oysters Were King (about 300 feet away); The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement (about 400 feet away); New Acadia / Nouvelle Acadie (about 400 feet away); St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ); 1834-1934 (about 700 feet away); Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks (about 800 feet away); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
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