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

Opelousas

 
 
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October 21, 2005
1. Opelousas Marker
Inscription.
English:
Poste des Opelousas founded by French traders middle of 18th century. Headquarters district of Opelousas under Spanish 1769. Parish seat of "Old Imperial St. Landry" 1808. State Capital 1862-1863.

French:
Poste des Opelousas établi par des commercants français au milieu du XVIIIe. Quartier Général de la région des Opelousas en 1769 sous les Espagnols. Chef~lieu du "Vieux St~Landry Impérial", 1808. Capitale de l'état, 1862~63.
 
Erected 1959 by Louisiana Department Of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 30° 31.998′ N, 92° 5.014′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. Marker is on Ronald Reagan Highway (U.S. 190) west of South Court Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. In the Parish Courthouse square. 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. A different marker also named Opelousas (within shouting distance of this marker); Seven Brothers Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Landry Parish Mural (about 400 feet away); Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19
Opelousas Marker image. Click for full size.
October 21, 2005
2. Opelousas Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Emar Andrepont Store (approx. half a mile away); Louisiana Orphan Train Museum (approx. half a mile away); Union Pacific Freight Depot (approx. half a mile away); Mary Jane Steam Engine Train (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
St. Landry Courthouse image. Click for full size.
October 21, 2005
3. St. Landry Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2015. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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