Lafayette in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist
First church in Lafayette Parish was "l'Eglise St. Jean du Vermilion." Built on a gift of this site by Jean Mouton, 1821. In 1824 he donated land for a court house and founded Vermilionville (Lafayette).
La Cathedrale St-Jean
La première église de la paroisse de Lafayette fut "l'Eglise St-Jean du Vermilion". Elle fut élevée en 1821 sur ce site offert par Jean Mouton. En 1824, il fit don d'un terrain pour un tribunal et fonda Vermilionville (Lafayette).
Erected 1975 by The Department of Commerce and Industry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
Location. 30° 13.392′ N, 92° 1.376′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. Marker is on St. John Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette LA 70501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John Cathedral Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral-Carmel School (within shouting distance of this marker); General Alfred Mouton Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette Museum / Le Musee de Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gordon Square (approx. ¼ mile away); Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
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