Bayou Blue in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Wallace J. Thibodaux
*Born in Lafourche Parish on the estate of his father, Henry J. Thibodaux, on December 18, 1880 at Bayou Blue.
*Inherited his father's estate who was a descendant of Henry Schyler Thibodaux, the founder of the City of Thibodaux.
*Married Mathilde Bourgeois on June 28, 1904 and had six daughters Lillian, Hattie, Gladys, Pearl, Beulah and Betty.
*Built the first one-room school on Bayou Blue and provided lodging for the teachers.
*Honored as the first "Master Farmer of Louisiana” in 1928.
*Served as Police Juror from 1920-1960 and was one of the founders of Francis T. Nichols State College.
*Was a loving inspiration to his family and the community.
Location. 29° 41.472′ N, 90° 45.708′ W. Marker is in Bayou Blue, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Wallace Joseph Drive and Bayou Blue Road (State Highway 316), in the median on Wallace Joseph Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houma LA 70360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tomb Of Henry Schuyler Thibodaux (approx. 1½ miles away); Mysteries of the Wetlands (approx. 1.7 miles away); Isles Dernieres (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sugar Row Plantations (approx. 4.4 miles away); St. Charles Borromeo Church (approx. 5 miles away); Battle Of Lafourche Crossing (approx. 5.4 miles away); Southdown High School (approx. 6.8 miles away); New Acadia / Nouvelle Acadie (approx. 6.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2019.