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Cocodrie in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

La Butte

 
 
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March 16, 2018
1. La Butte Marker
Inscription.  This Indian mound was constructed around AD 1000. It is 7 feet tall with a square~shaped base. It was once part of a larger complex made up of up to five mounds. The oak tree on the northwest corner is thought to mark the grave of Houma Courteau alias Touh-la-bayne of the Biloxi Nation who owned this property between 1822-1844. The historic Picou Cemetery on top dates from 1901-1990s.
 
Erected by First Americans for La Butte.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 20.173′ N, 90° 38.41′ W. Marker is in Cocodrie, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker is on Little Caillou Road (State Highway 56) 2 miles north of Bayou Sale Road (State Highway 57), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chauvin LA 70344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayou Petit Caillou (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saint Joseph Church
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January 12, 2012
2. La Butte Marker
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(approx. 9.2 miles away); Montegut School (approx. 11 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 11.2 miles away); "Hello Baby!" (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
La Butte/ Elpege Picou Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fled, January 12, 2012
3. La Butte/ Elpege Picou Cemetery
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March 16, 2018
4. La Butte Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2015. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2015. Photos:   1. submitted on March 17, 2018.   2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2015.   4. submitted on March 17, 2018. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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