Breaux Bridge in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Scholastique Picou Breaux
(1796 - 1846)
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′ 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.
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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.