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

Epps House

Epps House Marker image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
1. Epps House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1852 by Edwin Epps. Originally located near Holmesville on Bayou Boeuf about three miles away. From 1843 to 1853, Epps, a small planter, owned Solomon Northrup, author of famous slave narrative
Twelve Years A Slave.
Erected 1980 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
Location. 31° 10.509′ N, 92° 24.887′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on Water Tower Rd. (Acorn Dr.) 0.2 miles south of Middleton Dr., on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the campus of LSU-A (Louisiana State University - Alexandria Campus). Marker is at or near this postal address: 8215 Acorn Dr., Alexandria LA 71302, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edwin Epps House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Epps House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oakland Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headquarters 1st Calvary Division, Army of West La., May 8, 1864 (approx. mile away); Oakland Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lecompte High School
Epps House image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
2. Epps House
(approx. 6 miles away); Town of Lecompte (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Name Lecompte (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
More about this marker. House and marker were originally located in Bunkie, LA in Avoyelles Parish, some 20 miles south. Was moved to LSU-A campus in 1999 and restored.
Also see . . .  Epps House. (Submitted on August 7, 2015, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Categories. African Americans
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2015. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2015. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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