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St. Martinville in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Evangeline Oak

 
 
Evangeline Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, June 28, 2013
1. Evangeline Oak Marker
Inscription. Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" immortalized the tragedy of the Acadian exile from Nova Scotia in 1755. This oak marks the legendary meeting place of Emmeline Labiche and Louis Arceneaux, the counterparts of Evangeline and Gabriel.
 
Erected 1982 by Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.
 
Location. 30° 7.326′ N, 91° 49.65′ W. Marker is in St. Martinville, Louisiana, in Saint Martin Parish. Marker is on Port Street near S New Market Street. Touch for map. Evangeline Oak Park on west bank of Bayou Teche. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Martinville LA 70582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Castillo Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Émile Édouard (Edward) Simon (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (within shouting distance of this marker); Deportation Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Evangeline Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Martin Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); St. Martinville (about 700 feet away); Attakapa Indian (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Martinville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 28, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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