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Grand Coteau in Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Grand Coteau

 
 
Grand Coteau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 6, 2015
1. Grand Coteau Marker
Inscription. Early and important center of Catholic education. Noted for its Creole architecture. Town developed around Academy of Sacred Heart, founded in 1821, and St. Charles Jesuit College, founded in 1837.
 
Erected 1980 by The Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.
 
Location. 30° 25.017′ N, 92° 3.192′ W. Marker is in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. Marker is on Gardiner Avenue (State Highway 93) 0.1 miles east of Interstate 49, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Coteau LA 70541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Academy of the Sacred Heart (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Mass Grave (approx. 2.3 miles away); Semmes Battery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Opelousas (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of Bowie Residence (approx. 7.1 miles away); Opelousas Colored School (approx. 8 miles away); Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19 (approx. 8.1 miles away); Opelousas (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Grand Coteau. The French term "grand coteau" translates in English to "large hill" or "big hill."
 
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Grand Coteau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 6, 2015
2. Grand Coteau Marker
A wider view, showing some of the surrounding area. This view is looking toward the east. LA. Highway 93 can be seen on either side of the median.
Grand Coteau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 6, 2015
3. Grand Coteau Marker
This is a wider view, showing some of the surrounding area. This view looks toward the west. LA. Highway 93 can be seen on either side of the median. The bridge in the background carries Interstate 49 over LA. Highway 93.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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