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Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

City of Thibodaux / Ville de Thibodaux

 
 
City of Thibodaux Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. City of Thibodaux Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
City of Thibodaux

Incorporated as a town on March 10, 1838. Early records show settlement existed in late 1790's as an important trading post for the Lafourche country. Named for Henri Schuyler Thibodaux (1769-1827), who gave the first land for the early village.

Side 2
Ville de Thibodaux

Devenue une ville le 10 mars 1838. Des documents anciens montrent qu'une colonie existait déjà en cet endroit vers la fin due XVIIIième. C'était un poste important de traite pour la region de LaFourche. Elle porte de nom Henri Schuyler Thibodeaux (1769-1827) qui fit don des premières terres pour la construction du village.

Offert par Codofil et La Bureau du Tourisme

 
Erected 1971 by the Louisiana Tourist Commission.
 
Location. 29° 47.746′ N, 90° 48.078′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on East 1st Street (State Highway 1) 0.1 miles west of Bowie Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 907 East 1st Street, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this
Ville de Thibodaux Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. Ville de Thibodaux Marker (Side 2)
"En Francais"
marker, measured as the crow flies. Acadia Plantation (approx. ¼ mile away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. half a mile away); The St. Joseph Cemetery Calvary-Grotto Shrine (approx. half a mile away); St. Joseph Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Rienzi Plantation House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Mount Carmel Academy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Laurel Valley (approx. one mile away); Moses, Allen Chapel, Calvary Cemeteries (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
 
Also see . . .  History of Thibodaux (Wikipedia article). (Submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USSettlements & Settlers
 
Across the street is Nicholls State University image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. Across the street is Nicholls State University
Photo is of Nicholls State University Elkins Hall Administration Building.
View west on State Highway 1 from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
4. View west on State Highway 1 from marker.
Area view of French language side of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
5. Area view of French language side of marker.
Henry Schuyler Thibodaux image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
6. Henry Schuyler Thibodaux
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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