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Erath in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Acadian Prairie Settlement

 
 
Acadian Prairie Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2013
1. Acadian Prairie Settlement Marker
Inscription. Due to abundant timber and a salt dome that had the area’s only dependable spring, Acadians obtained lands near Erath c. 1781. Thus the first southern prairie Acadian settlement was established. It was known as “The Spring.”
 
Erected by Town of Erath, Acadian Heritage and Culture Foundation and Erath Fourth of July Association.
 
Location. 29° 57.628′ N, 92° 3.12′ W. Marker is in Erath, Louisiana, in Vermilion Parish. Marker is on West Lastie 0.3 miles east of Veterans Memorial Highway (Route 14), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in a grove of trees at a small pull-out. Marker is in this post office area: Erath LA 70533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Erath Sugar Company (approx. one mile away); Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church (approx. 5 miles away); Jefferson Island (approx. 5 miles away); Abbeville (approx. 5.1 miles away); Louisiana Story (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pére Antoine Desiré Mégret (approx. 5.2 miles away); Saint Mary Magdalen Church (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Acadians.
Acadians are the descendants of a group of French-speaking settlers
Acadian Prairie Settlement Marker (<b><i>tall view</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2013
2. Acadian Prairie Settlement Marker (tall view)
who migrated from coastal France in the late sixteenth century to establish a French colony called Acadia in the maritime provinces of Canada and part of what is now the state of Maine. Forced out by the British in the mid-sixteenth century, a few settlers remained in Maine, but most resettled in southern Louisiana and are popularly known as Cajuns. (Submitted on March 1, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Initial Acadian Settlement.
In late February 1765, French colonial officials, awaiting the appearance of their Spanish replacements, reported the arrival by sea of a large group of about 200 Acadians in New Orleans. These Acadians, former prisoners of the British at Halifax, Nova Scotia, had been set free in accord with provisions of the Treaty of Paris. (Submitted on March 1, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Acadian Prairie Settlement Marker (<b><i>wide view</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2013
3. Acadian Prairie Settlement Marker (wide view)
Acadian Prairie Settlement Marker (<b><i>street view</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2013
4. Acadian Prairie Settlement Marker (street view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 168 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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