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Ville Platte in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ville Platte

 
 
Ville Platte Marker image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2005
1. Ville Platte Marker
Inscription.  Area first settled in late eighteenth century. Located on Spanish Royal Road. Marcellin Garand, former adjutant major in French army, regarded as founder. Incorporated in 1858. Parish seat of Evangeline Parish.
 
Erected 1980 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 41.384′ N, 92° 16.653′ W. Marker is in Ville Platte, Louisiana, in Evangeline Parish. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 167) and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ville Platte LA 70586, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Register of Historic Places (here, next to this marker); City of Ville Platte City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred's Lounge (approx. 9.4 miles away); Calvary Baptist Church (approx.
Ville Platte Marker image. Click for full size.
May 17, 2005
2. Ville Platte Marker
9.6 miles away); Plaisance School (approx. 9.9 miles away); White's Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 10.9 miles away); Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church (approx. 15.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ville Platte.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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