New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Once known as Orange Island purchased after the Civil War by Joseph Jefferson (1829 to 1905), world famous actor and artist. Home designed and built about 1870.
Erected 1970 by The Louisiana Tourist Commission.
Location. 29° 58.342′ N, 91° 58.208′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Rip Van Winkle Road (Parish Road 702) and Excalibur Road, in the median on Rip Van Winkle Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Erath Sugar Company (approx. 4 miles away); Acadian Prairie Settlement (approx. 5 miles away); First Rock Salt Mine (approx. 5.7 miles away); Factory (approx. 6.2 miles away); Site of Camp Pratt (approx. 8.7 miles away); St. Peter's Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Erath Building (approx. 9.2 miles away); Howe Institute (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
Also see . . . Rip Van Winkle Official Website. (Submitted on July 7, 2017.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2017. 3. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.