New Iberia in Iberia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Bouligny
In the spring of 1779, Bouligny acting on order of Governor Bernardo de Galvez, led about 60 Spanish settlers to this site, marking the founding of New Iberia. To commemorate that event, the schoolchildren of New Iberia and the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of the City of New Iberia and the State of Louisiana erected this memorial.
Miguel Romero · Antonio Villatoro (Viator) · Bernardo de Puentes · Francisco Balderas · José Lagos · Francisco Segura · José de Porras · Francisco Ortiz · Gonazlo de Prados
Juan López · Juan Garrido · José Artacho · Juan Míguez · Julián de Aguilar · Rafael Vidal · José Fernández · Gabriel Lopez · Lucas Garcia
Erected 1976 by Schoolchildren of New Iberia, American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of the City of New Iberia and the State of Louisiana.
Location. 30° 0.408′ N, 91° 49.1′ W. Marker is in New Iberia, Louisiana, in Iberia Parish. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (State Highway 182) west of North Iberia Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Boulingy Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: New Iberia LA 70560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers The Gouguenheim Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Steamboat Era (about 300 feet away); Provost's Café and Bar/Clementine Fine Dining and Spirits (about 400 feet away); Wormser's Department Store (about 500 feet away); The Great Fire (about 600 feet away); James Lee Burke (about 600 feet away); William G. "Bunk" Johnson (about 600 feet away); Evangeline Theater (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Iberia.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2015. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.