“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)


Félicité Marker image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
1. Félicité Marker
Inscription. A black woman, native of Haiti. During the yellow fever epidemic here in 1839, she nursed the sick, administered to the dying, closed the eyes of the dead, and wept over their graves. Loved and honored by townspeople for the remainder of her life, she died in January 1852. The day of her burial every business in New Iberia closed its doors, and every man, woman and child in town followed her to her last resting place in St. Peter's Cemetery. She was an angel of mercy in a time of pestilence. Her name shall not be allowed to drop into oblivion.
Erected by New Iberia Sesquicentennial Commission.
Location. 30° 0.17′ N, 91° 48.801′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 182) and Civic Center Circle, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Located in the New Iberia Civic Center plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Becoming New Iberia (here, next to this marker); Frédéric Henri Duperier (a few steps from this marker); The Original New Iberia Fire Bell (a few steps from this marker); New Iberia (a few steps from this marker); Saint Peter's College (within shouting distance of this marker); Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Larned Gates (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Weeks' Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public Work
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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