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

Scholastique Picou Breaux

(1796 - 1846)

Scholastique Picou Breaux Marker image. Click for full size.
June 7, 2012
1. Scholastique Picou Breaux Marker
Inscription. Scholastique Picou Breaux founded our wonderful city when she was just 33 years old. A determined Acadian woman, she drew up Plan de la Ville du Pont Breaux, the plan for the Village of Breaux Bridge. Her plan included land for a school, a church, a diagram of streets, and a detailed map of the area that included her late husband's bridge. She then proceeded to sell lots and established Breaux Bridge's founding date of August 5, 1829.

Scholastique was born Scholastique Melanie Picou on July 25, 1796. She married young, had five children and was widowed at the age of 32. Her financial troubles motivated her to begin developing a plan for the Village of Breaux Bridge. Later she remarried and bore two more children.

The story of Scholastique Breaux speaks of the unflagging determination and indomitable courage of the Acadian women. She symbolizes the Acadians of Louisiana.

Breaux du Monde

In August 1999 a reunion of over 500 Breaux descendents was held in Breaux Bridge in conjunction with Congres Mondial. Breaux du Monde made a significant contribution to the statue erected to Scholastique Picou Breaux.
Erected 1999 by Breaux du Monde.
Location. 30° 16.445′ N, 91° 54.107′ 
Scholastique Picou Breaux Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
June 7, 2012
2. Scholastique Picou Breaux Marker and Statue
W. Marker is in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in Saint Martin Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Berard Street (State Highway 31) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling west on Berard Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breaux Bridge LA 70517, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Bernard's Catholic Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mulate's (approx. 1.2 miles away); Poché's (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wetlands (approx. 4.9 miles away); American Alligator (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lake Martin (approx. 4.9 miles away); François Coulee (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pierre Dugat Home Site (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Breaux Bridge.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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