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Near St. Gabriel in Iberville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bayou Paul Colored School

 
 
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1. Bayou Paul Colored School Marker
Inscription. Established by the United Sons and Daughters Benevolent Society, the Bayou Paul Colored School provided elementary education for African-American children in the Bayou Paul community and served as a meeting hall for the Society. The Society built the School on land that they purchased on January 27, 1920 for twenty-five dollars. Heated by a coal-fired stove, the one room cypress school held thirty-five to forty-eight students, grades first to eighth. A general curriculum of reading, spelling, writing, arithmetic, geography, and history was taught by dedicated teachers such as Amanda Aletha Anderson Grace. Mrs. Grace a native of Bayou Goula, Louisiana and a graduate of the Iberville Parish Training School, New Orleans University and Southern University taught at the school for 19 years from 1936 until 1955 when the school was closed and students transferred to the new Sunshine High School. In 2006, the one room cypress building was moved to its current location, just one quarter-mile away from the original site.
 
Erected by City of St. Gabriel.
 
Location. 30° 18.215′ N, 91° 6.788′ W. Marker is near St. Gabriel, Louisiana, in Iberville Parish. Marker is on Bayou Paul Lane 0.1 miles north of Bayou Paul Rd., on the
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2. Bayou Paul Colored School and Marker
right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 915 Bayou Paul Ln.,, Saint Gabriel LA 70776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Saint Gabriel Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Capt. Pierre Joseph Landry (approx. 3 miles away); St. Gabriel Church (approx. 3 miles away); St - Gabriel (approx. 3 miles away); St. Raphael Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Dutch Highlands (approx. 4.3 miles away); BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Gabriel.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
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3. Bayou Paul Colored School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2016. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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