Rayne in Acadia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Named for the merchant Jules Pouppeville and dating back to the 1850s, Pouppeville was once a stagecoach stop. The town was disassembled, carried north by oxen one mile to meet the railroad, and rebuilt at Rayne Station in 1881.
Fondée dans les années 1850, la ville reçut le nom du négociant Jules Poupeville. Ancien relai de poste, elle fut démontée, transportée 1 mile jusqu'à la ligne de chemin de fer et, en 1881, reconstruite à Rayne Station.
Erected 1984 by The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
Location. 30° 13.467′ N, 92° 16.155′ W. Marker is in Rayne, Louisiana, in Acadia Parish. Marker is on Abbeville Highway (State Highway 35) south of Sunset Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1202 LA 35, Rayne LA 70578, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Jacques Weil Company (approx. ¾ mile away); Rayne Depot Square (approx. ¾ mile away); The Bernard Bertrand Home (approx. 1.6 Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech (approx. 6.3 miles away); Crowley (approx. 6.3 miles away); Salmon Lusk Wright (approx. 9.1 miles away); St. Alphonsus Church (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rayne.
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