Lafayette in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Oaks of Ile Copal
These centurion live oak trees shaded Ile Copal, the plantation home of Alexandre Mouton. Mouton was governor of Louisiana from 1843-46 and son of the founder of Vermilionville. Here marks the beginning of a shady lane of oaks planted by Emma K. Gardner, Mouton's wife, which extended to present-day Jefferson Street.
Erected 1999 by Lerosen Elementary Students 1998-99.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 30° 12.975′ N, 92° 0.267′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Pinhook Road and SW Evangeline Thruway (U.S. 90). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 516 East Pinhook Road, Lafayette LA 70501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beaver Park (approx. half a mile away); Vermilion River (approx. half a mile away); Coussan House (approx. half a mile away); Vermilionville Historical Timeline (approx. Vermilionville Historical Timeline (approx. half a mile away); Historic Village Map (approx. half a mile away); Bayou Vermilion District (approx. half a mile away); Beau Bassin House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
More about this marker. At the time of this submission, this marker is located on the grounds of the Lafayette Alternative Program for Students (LAPS), Lerosen Elementary Campus site. Escort either by Lafayette police/on-duty security or school official will be needed and only accessible during school hours. Highly recommend calling before planning a visit.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Education • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2018.