“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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Name Lecompte (approx. 6.1 miles away); Alexandria Library (approx. 9.4 miles away); Commercial Building (approx. 9 miles away); Post-Civil War Alexandria (approx. 9.6 miles away); The Guaranty Eagles (approx. 9.6 miles away); Alexandria (approx. 9.6 miles away); Thomas Courtland Manning (approx. 9.6 miles away); Rapides Parish Governors (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
More about this marker.
Epps House image. Click for full size.
May 18, 2005
2. Epps House
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 232 times since then and 9 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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