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

Opelousas Colored School

(1919-1953)

 
 
Opelousas Colored School Marker image. Click for full size.
August 2, 2012
1. Opelousas Colored School Marker
School long gone, marker is in a parking lot.
Inscription. Site of first public school for People of Color in Opelousas. Also known as St. Landry Parish Training School. School constructed on property donated by the City of Opelousas in 1918.
 
Erected by Cleco.
 
Location. 30° 31.852′ N, 92° 4.484′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. Marker is on Ronald Reagan Highway (Vine Street) (State Highway 190) east of South Academy Street (Highway 3253), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Opelousas (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Opelousas (approx. 0.6 miles away); Opelousas Catholic School (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lt. Fr. Joseph "Verbis" Lafleur (approx. 0.9 miles away); Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2015. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 38 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 9, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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