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Convent in St. James Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Convent

 
 
Convent Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. Convent Marker
Inscription.  

Settled in 1722-1739 as Baron
Now parish seat St. James Parish
St. Michael's Church 1809
Site of St. Michael's Convent
Order of the Sacred Heart
1825-1932
Site of Jefferson College
1831-1931

 
Erected 1959 by the Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 30° 0.607′ N, 90° 49.667′ W. Marker is in Convent, Louisiana, in St. James Parish. Marker is on State Highway 44, 0.1 miles north of St. Michaels Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6484 Highway 44, Convent LA 70723, 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. Judge Poché Plantation House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Acadian Settlers in Louisiana (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Jacques de Cabahanoce (approx. 0.9 miles away); Manresa House of Retreats (approx.
St. Michael Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. St. Michael Church
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1.3 miles away); Uncle Sam Plantation (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cabahanoce Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Settlement Of Freetown (approx. 2.6 miles away); Malarcher House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Convent.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Michael's Church Festival. Church Website homepage (Submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church photos. New Orleans Churches Website entry (Submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker knocked down a few years ago and fixed.
About 2 or 3 years ago this marker was knocked down and the pole destroyed. A man & his two sons replaced the pole with a 4-inch stainless steel pipe and re-erected the marker.
    — Submitted March 30, 2021.
 
View of marker area looking north on LA-44. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. View of marker area looking north on LA-44.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Dec. 6, 2022