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

Olivier Plantation

 
 
Olivier Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
1. Olivier Plantation Marker
Inscription. After starting business in 1898, Jules Olivier built this store in 1908 to serve his growing plantation. Mr. Olivier was commissioned the community's first postmaster in 1898 and his store housed the first Lydia post office until the arrival of rural free delivery. Selling everything from aspirins to plow shares, the store soon became a community hub. It also housed administrative offices for his sugar plantation of over one thousand acres.
 
Location. 29° 55.167′ N, 91° 47.907′ W. Marker is in Lydia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker is on Weeks Island Road (State Highway 83) 0.3 miles east of Coulee Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beau Pre-Circa 1828 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Frederick Larned Gates (approx. 5.7 miles away); New Iberia (approx. 5.8 miles away); Félicité (approx. 5.8 miles away); Becoming New Iberia (approx. 5.8 miles away); Frédéric Henri Duperier (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Original New Iberia Fire Bell (approx. 5.8 miles away); Saint Peter's College (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Olivier Plantation Marker and Plantation Store. image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2010
2. Olivier Plantation Marker and Plantation Store.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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