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Church Point in Acadia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Le Parc Du Vieux Depot

 
 
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Inscription. The Village of Church Point was linked to the outside world by rail on April 19, 1907 when the Opelousas, Gulf and Northeast Railroad reached this point. The arrival of the OG& NE railroad brought an influx of commerce and industry to the area, sparking a flurry of new construction, including a passenger depot and freight platform built on this site which was purchased for the railroad company with donations from local residents.

After serving the Church Point area for more than 70 years, the line was abandoned and the railroad property was purchased by the Town of Church Point.

Once again, citizens came forward with donations to help finance the construction of this park. A joint project of the Town and the Church Point Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dedicated October 4, 1992

 
Erected 1992 by Behavioral Medicine Unit of Acadia-St. Landry Hospital.
 
Location. 30° 24.323′ N, 92° 13.048′ W. Marker is in Church Point, Louisiana, in Acadia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Railroad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Church Point LA 70525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Acadia Baptist Acadamy (approx. 6.4 miles away); Semmes Battery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Confederate Mass Grave (approx. 7 miles away); Grand Coteau (approx. 9.8 miles away); Battle of Opelousas (approx. 9.9 miles away); Academy of the Sacred Heart (approx. 10.8 miles away); Site of Bowie Residence (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Bernard Bertrand Home (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
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Le Parc Du Vieux Depot Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
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3. Le Parc Du Vieux Depot Fountain and Marker
Le Parc Du Vieux Depot area and Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. Le Parc Du Vieux Depot area and Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2015. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 29, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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