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

Rayne Depot Square

Rayne Depot Square Marker image. Click for full size.
July 1, 2010
1. Rayne Depot Square Marker
Inscription. Early Cajun settlers of Southwest Louisiana, who established Poupeville, demonstrated their courage and determination by moving businesses and homes one mile north, relocating on the site of the Louisiana Western Railroad, the first train depot serving the settlement renamed "Rayne". Its platforms were used many times for public meetings and political gatherings including such well-known figures as Huey Long, Dudley LeBlanc and Earl K. Long.
Location. 30° 14.127′ N, 92° 16.121′ W. Marker is in Rayne, Louisiana, in Acadia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of South Adams Avenue (State Highway 35) and East Texas Avenue (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling north on South Adams Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 S Adams Avenue, Rayne LA 70578, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacques Weil Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery (approx. mile away); Pouppeville (approx. mile away); The Bernard Bertrand Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crowley Louisiana Post Office 1913
Rayne Depot Square image. Click for full size.
July 2, 2010
2. Rayne Depot Square
The marker is roughly in the center in this view, above the word "Square" on the low wall in the foreground.
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech (approx. 6.4 miles away); Crowley (approx. 6 miles away); Salmon Lusk Wright (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rayne.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2015. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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