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Raceland in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

St. Mary's Nativity Church

St. Mary's Nativity Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 1, 2005
1. St. Mary's Nativity Church Marker
Inscription.  The Congregation of the Roman Catholic church of St. Mary Pamela was organized in 1840 to administer a cemetery established here about 1820. Father Charles Menard dedicated the first church under the title of The Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary on August 3, 1850. Father Amédée Beccard was the first resident pastor. The second church, constructed of bricks made and timber cut on church property during the pastorate of Father E. Vigroux (1870-1895), was dedicated in 1888. Its facade was remodeled during the pastorate of Father Peter Nies (1922-1958). The present church was dedicated in 1966 under the title of St. Mary's Nativity.
Erected by Archdiocesan Bicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 29° 43.938′ N, 90° 37.768′ W. Marker is in Raceland, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Nies Street and Strassel Street, on the right when traveling east. Mounted on left side of church building. Touch for map
St. Mary's Nativity Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 1, 2005
2. St. Mary's Nativity Church
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3492 Nies Street, Raceland LA 70394, 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. St. Mary's Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baudoin - Foret School (approx. 1.8 miles away); First American Casualty Of WW II (approx. 3.9 miles away); St. Charles Borromeo Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Clotilda Plantation (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lockport (approx. 8 miles away); Holy Savior Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Wallace J. Thibodaux (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raceland.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2015. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 29, 2023