Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Pineville, located on the Edmund Murphy Land Grant, part of the original Post du Rapide, offered a variety of goods and services to early settlers. Traders Beauboeuf, Poussin, and David brought the first stores to Pineville where the streets became the hub of early commerce. Shops included Christian Baden's Cooperage, Theodore Schaedel's Furniture and Building Trade, bootmaking and jewelry shops and Beauboeuf's Famous Pork Sausage. Louis Abadie furnished meat from his market to riverboats. The Boyce and David families played major roles in early developement of Pineville. C.W. Boyce, Police Juror and Editor of the Red River Democrat, lived in the center of the block in 1883, his brother-in-law, Ben Turner built the first brick store at Main and Riverfront streets. Boyce's son-in-law, Alphonse David built his home at Main and David streets.
Erected by City of Pineville.
Location. 31° 18.888′ N, 92° 26.489′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on Main Street east of Riverfront Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville LA 71360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pineville #1 (within shouting distance Pineville River Front Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Pineville #3 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 200 Block of Main Street (about 600 feet away); The Jewish Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 300 Block Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Olivet Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2018.