Edgard in Saint John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
The Slave Quarters
Before the Civil War, the Whitney Plantation counted 22 slave cabins on its site. They were made of cypress and were located along River Road, downriver from the Big House. Most of the original cabins were torn down in the 1970s to enlarge the roadway for modern sugar cane harvesting equipment. The first two of these cabins on the right are original to the Haydel property, and were moved from their original downriver section of the plantation to their current location. The other cabins are typical of the time period and were acquired from the Myrtle Grove Plantation in Terrebonne Parish.
Erected by Whitney Plantation.
Location. 30° 2.318′ N, 90° 39.066′ W. Marker is in Edgard, Louisiana, in Saint John the Baptist Parish. Marker can be reached from State Highway 18 1½ miles east of State Highway 3213. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the front wall of the subject slave quarters building, and located within the Whitney Plantation grounds at this address. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5099 Louisiana Highway 18, Edgard LA 70049, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allées Gwendolyn Midlo Hall (within shouting Golden Grove Plantation (approx. 1.7 miles away); Colonial Sugars Refinery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gramercy (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lutcher (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lutcher United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Graugnard House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois (approx. 5½ miles away).
Also see . . . The Slave Quarters.
The 20 cypress slave cabins, which housed the field hands, were located along the road, downriver from the Big House. They were still in a very good shape in the late 1970s when they were torn down and removed from the site in order to allow the big tractor-trailers to swing easily into the plantation from the River Road. (Submitted on May 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • African Americans • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.