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


Vacherie - Gheens Marker image. Click for full size.
May 20, 2011
1. Vacherie - Gheens Marker
Inscription. Claude Joseph Dubreuil, Jr. purchased what is today known as Vacherie-Gheens from the Oucha and Chaouacha Indians in the 1740's for 12 head of cattle. He named it La Vacherie, meaning cattle ranch. His plan was to furnish New Orleans markets with beef. In 1879, John R. Gheens of Kentucky purchased a portion of the Dubreuil holdings. In 1890, Gheens and his brothers incorporated the Golden Ranch Sugar and Cattle Co. The post office, established on the plantation, was called Gheens.
Erected by Gheens Foundation and Lafourche Heritage Society.
Location. 29° 42.187′ N, 90° 29.289′ W. Marker is in Gheens, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on State Highway 654 west of North Leon Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1783 LA-654, Gheens LA 70355, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clotilda Plantation (approx. 3.7 miles away); Holy Savior Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lockport (approx. 4.9 miles away); First American Casualty Of WW II (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bouverans Plantation House
Vacherie - Gheens Marker image. Click for full size.
May 20, 2011
2. Vacherie - Gheens Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Battle of des Allemands (approx. 8.6 miles away); St. Mary's Nativity Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); St. Mary's Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2015. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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