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St. Martinville in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Deportation Cross

Le Croix de la Déportation

 
 
Deportation Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2010
1. Deportation Cross Marker
Inscription. The original Deportation Cross, near Grand-Pré National Historic Site in Nova Scotia is located in the vicinity of the embarkation of the victims of the Acadian Diaspora of 1755. Dedicated on July 24, 1924.

La Croix originelle de la déportation près du site national historique de Grand-Pré en Nouvelle-Écosse est située dans les environs de l'embarcation des victimes de la diaspora acadienne de 1755.
Inauguré le 24 juillet 1924.

At the Acadian Memorial this faithful replica of the cross commemorates the first large Acadian community in Louisiana that settled in the area of St. Martinville in 1765. Dedicated June 15, 2003.

Cette fidèle réplique de la croix commémore l'installation du premier grand groupe de peuplement acadien en Louisiane, qui a eu lieu dans les environs de St. Martinville en 1765.
Inauguré le 15 juin 2003
 
Location. 30° 7.354′ N, 91° 49.628′ W. Marker is in St. Martinville, Louisiana, in Saint Martin Parish. Marker can be reached from South New Market Street south of East Bridge Street (Highway 96), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Acadian Memorial Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 S New Market St, Saint Martinville LA 70582, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Deportation Cross and Marker image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2010
2. Deportation Cross and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evangeline Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Castillo Hotel (about 300 feet away); Judge Émile Édouard (Edward) Simon (about 300 feet away); Evangeline Monument (about 400 feet away); On This Site Lie Buried Officers of The Attakapas Militia (about 500 feet away); St. Martin Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Attakapa Indian (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Martinville.
 
Also see . . .  Acadian Memorial. (Submitted on July 13, 2015.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2015. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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