Merryville in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Sam Houston Jones
Birthplace July 15, 1897
LA Governor (1940-1944)
He defeated Louisiana's "Long Machine" and delivered an honest administration. He restored respect for Louisiana.
Erected by Family of Sam Jones.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is July 15, 1897.
Location. 30° 45.239′ N, 93° 32.501′ W. Marker is in Merryville, Louisiana, in Beauregard Parish. Marker is on North Railrod Avenue west of Museum Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merryville LA 70653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burk's Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Leather Britches (within shouting distance of this marker); The Atakapa-Coushatta Trace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Coushatta Indian Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Inman Cemetery (approx. 5½ miles away in Texas); Atàkapa Trace Junction (approx. 5.9 miles away); Bon Wier (approx. Ford Chapel, Cemetery, and School (approx. 8.9 miles away in Texas). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merryville.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Merryville Historical Museum.
This marker was originally along Main Street (LA Highway 110) and was knocked over by a vehicle or equipment. Listed as lost, the museum curator (Mrs. Winn) did some research and found the marker in storage in a State warehouse in Lake Charles. With the approval of the original marker sponsor, the marker was reinstalled on the Merryville Heritage Museum grounds, as you see it here.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.