Vacherie in St. James Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Bayougoula Village, 1713. Settled by Canadians and French; later by Germans, Acadians, Spaniards. Here in 1730 Governor Perier organized expedition against Natchez Indians. Early cattle raising center. French records referred to area as Tabiscana.
Erected 1962 by The Department of Commerce and Industry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1713.
Location. 30° 0.527′ N, 90° 43.518′ W. Marker is in Vacherie, Louisiana, in St. James Parish. Marker is on River Road (State Highway 18) near Field Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vacherie LA 70090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Leopold L. Armant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Vacherie de Grande Pointe" (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Le Petit Versailles" (approx. 1.8 miles away); James Mather (approx. 2.6 Lutcher (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lutcher United Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oak Alley Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vacherie.
More about this marker. Located in front of the Laura Plantation complex
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.