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Carville in Iberville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Indian Camp Plantation

 
 
Indian Camp Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
April 22, 2016
1. Indian Camp Plantation Marker
Inscription.  The plantation home, built in the 1850's, became the site of the Louisiana State Leprosarium in 1894. The U.S. Public Health Service acquired it in 1921. It is now known as the National Hansen's Disease Center.
 
Erected 1980 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 30° 11.744′ N, 91° 7.541′ W. Marker is in Carville, Louisiana, in Iberville Parish. Marker is on Point Claire Road (State Highway 141) 1.6 miles south of Marks Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carville LA 70721, 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. Administration Building, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville (a few steps from this marker); Cage Door of Harry T. Chimpanzee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The STAR (about 300 feet away); The Daughters of Charity (about 300 feet away); Triumph At Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America
Indian Camp Plantation image. Click for full size.
August 8, 2015
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(about 300 feet away); Staff Housing, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville (about 400 feet away); Belle Grove Plantation (approx. Ύ mile away); Mayor S. J. "Blue" Guercio, III (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carville.
 
More about this marker. Be advised you MAY be asked to stop photographing and have your photos looked at by the military guards at this active Louisiana National Guard base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stop 1 of 9 in the Carville: The National Leprosarium tour. Indian Camp Plantation / Louisiana Leper Home (Submitted on January 28, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 

2. Carville Historic District. (Submitted on January 28, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2015. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2016. Photos:   1. submitted on April 29, 2016.   2. submitted on August 9, 2015. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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