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

Port Barre

 
 
Port Barre Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 7, 2015
1. Port Barre Historical Marker
Inscription. Busy port during steamboat days; named after the Barre family. In 1765 Charles Barre bought 8800 arpents from Jacque Guillaume Courtableau, 1st Commandant, Opelousas Post. Here Bayou Courtableau gives birth to Bayou Teche.
 
Erected 1965 by The Louisiana Tourist Development Commission.
 
Location. 30° 32.816′ N, 91° 58.056′ W. Marker is in Port Barre, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Teche Street and Ronald Reagan Highway (U.S. 190), on the left when traveling north on Teche Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in a roadside park on the east side of the Bayou Teche bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Port Barre LA 70577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Opelousas Colored School (approx. 6.5 miles away); Opelousas Catholic School (approx. 6.5 miles away); St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Lt. Fr. Joseph "Verbis" Lafleur (approx. 6.7 miles away); Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Port Barre Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 7, 2015
2. Port Barre Historical Marker
A wider view, showing the roadside park and rest area. Marker is near the center of the photo.
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Opelousas (approx. 7 miles away).
 
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Bayou Teche image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 7, 2015
3. Bayou Teche
This view shows Bayou Teche and the bridge that carries U.S. Highway 190 over the bayou.
Bayou Teche image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 7, 2015
4. Bayou Teche
Taken from the bridge over the bayou, looking towards the north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 21, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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