“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Martinville in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Judge Émile Édouard (Edward) Simon


Judge Émile Édouard (Edward) Simon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, June 28, 2013
1. Judge Émile Édouard (Edward) Simon Marker
Inscription. A native of St. Martinville, Simon studied law at Harvard under Joseph Story and Simon Greenleaf, earning his degree in 1846. As 14th Judicial District Judge from 1853 to 1865, Simon was to become the second of four generations of judges. While Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was writing the epic poem Evangeline and teaching at Harvard, Simon was a student there. Family tradition holds that Simon told Longfellow about the establishment of Acadian exiles here in 1765 and described for him the geography and local color of the Teche country. May this plaque forever honor our distinguished native son!
Erected by City of St. Martinville.
Location. 30° 7.308′ 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. In 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. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (a few steps from this marker); The Old Castillo Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Evangeline Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Deportation Cross (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evangeline Monument (about 600 feet away); On This Site Lie Buried Officers of The Attakapas Militia (about 600 feet away); St. Martin Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); St. Martinville (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Martinville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 39 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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