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Port Barre in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Port Barre

 
 
Port Barre Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 7, 2015
1. Port Barre Historical Marker
Inscription.  Busy port during steamboat days; named after the Barre family. In 1765 Charles Barre bought 8800 arpents from Jacque Guillaume Courtableau, 1st Commandant, Opelousas Post. Here Bayou Courtableau gives birth to Bayou Teche.
 
Erected 1965 by The Louisiana Tourist Development Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 32.816′ N, 91° 58.056′ W. Marker is in Port Barre, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Teche Street and Ronald Reagan Highway (U.S. 190), on the left when traveling north on Teche Street. Marker is located in a roadside park on the east side of the Bayou Teche bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Barre LA 70577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Port Barre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bayou Courtableau at Bayou Teche Headwaters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Myrtle Grove Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles
Port Barre Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 7, 2015
2. Port Barre Historical Marker
A wider view, showing the roadside park and rest area. Marker is near the center of the photo.
away); Le Vieux Village (approx. 6.4 miles away); Opelousas Firsts and Famous/ Hall of Fame (approx. 6.4 miles away); Rosa B. Scott (Anderson) (approx. 6.4 miles away); J.S. Clark High School (approx. 6.4 miles away); Doctor's Office (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Barre.
 
Bayou Teche image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 7, 2015
3. Bayou Teche
This view shows Bayou Teche and the bridge that carries U.S. Highway 190 over the bayou.
Bayou Teche image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 7, 2015
4. Bayou Teche
Taken from the bridge over the bayou, looking towards the north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 257 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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