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

Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church

 
 
Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2017
1. Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church Marker
Inscription. Believed to be the first school in Vermilion Parish to educate freed southern slaves. Pastored by Rev. James A. Herod, the Father of African American education in Vermilion Parish.
 
Location. 29° 58.297′ N, 92° 8.034′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Louisiana, in Vermilion Parish. Marker is on South Louisiana Street 0.1 miles south of East Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 South Louisiana Street, Abbeville LA 70510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louisiana Story (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abbeville (approx. ¼ mile away); Pére Antoine Desiré Mégret (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Mary Magdalen Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Masonic Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Acadian Prairie Settlement (approx. 5 miles away); The Erath Sugar Company (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Education
 
Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2017
2. Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2017.
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