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New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

New Iberia

 
 
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April 1, 2010
1. New Iberia Marker
Inscription. Early in 1779 Governor Galvez sent Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Bouligny with nearly five hundred Spanish and Canary Island Colonists to establish a settlement on the lower Bayou Teche in the Attakapas Country. These Spanish Colonists named their settlement New Iberia, for their own Iberian Peninsula.

French :
La Nouvelle-Ibérie
Au début de l’année 1779, le gouverneur Bernardo de Gálvez envoya le lieutenant-colonel Francisco Bouligny, avec près de 500 colons venant d’Espagne et des Iles Canaries établir une colonie sur le cours inférieur du Bayou Tèche dans la région des Attakapas. Ces colons espagnols baptisèrent leur établissement la Nouvelle-Ibérie en l’honneur de leur péninsule ibérique.
 
Erected 1958 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 30° 0.163′ N, 91° 48.81′ 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 on the New Iberia Civic Center plaza grounds. 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
New Iberia Marker French side. image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
2. New Iberia Marker French side.
distance of this marker. Félicité (a few steps from this marker); Becoming New Iberia (a few steps from this marker); The Original New Iberia Fire Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Peter's College (within shouting distance of this marker); Frédéric Henri Duperier (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. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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