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January 1, 2016
A Civil War Soldier Marker
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Bayou Goula — A Civil War Soldier
West of this marker lies the grave site of a Union Soldier who was killed in a skirmish with Confederate soldiers at Bayou Goula on January 25, 1865. His name is believed to be Private David Ingraham, Third Rhode Island Calvary, Company H. He was . . . — Map (db m91986) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Bayou Goula — Bayou Goula
Mugulasha Indian village captured by Bayogoulas. In 1699 Bienville here found Tonti's letter of 1686 to La Salle. Father Paul Du Ru built first chapel in Louisiana near village in 1700. — Map (db m113497) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Bayou Goula — Iberville African-American Cemetery
A Memorial to Paulin Verret by his children in 1926. He was a free African-American wealthy planter in Bayou Goula prior to Civil War. Land donated was forty-eight feet wide and three arpents deep, for African-Americans of Iberville. — Map (db m91983) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Bayou Goula — St. Raphael Cemetery
In 1723 Raphael of Luxemburg came to establish Missions at French Posts and among Indians. Served as Vicar-General of Louisiana Colony under Bishop of Quebec. Built first St. Louis parish church and Catholic School in N.O. Thus began the . . . — Map (db m85024) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Bayou Sorrel — Bayou Sorrel Indian Mound
Bayou Sorrel Indian Mound is one of the most prominent in Atchafalaya Heritage Area. Archaeological investigation in 1913 by Clarence Moore include artifacts from Tchefuncte, Marksville, Baytown, Coles Creek or Plaquemine Period. After the . . . — Map (db m121179) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Bayou Sorrel — Gulf Intracoastal WaterwayJack Miller Landing — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was designed primarily for commercial traffic but is also used by recreational boaters. It allows vessels and goods to travel more than 1,300 miles through safer waters inland from the Gulf of Mexico.

Completed . . . — Map (db m111259) HM

Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Administration Building, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville
Indian Camp Plantation, Henry Howard, Architect, Built 1859, Wood, Masonry & Steel, Sq.Ft. 17,042

Facing River Road in a prominent position at the entrance to the grounds is Indian Camp Plantation, the most important single architectural . . . — Map (db m111579) HM

Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Cage Door of Harry T. Chimpanzee
Harry was a "bull" chimp (alpha male). His importance in Laboratory Research was that his blood was used to make an extract called transfer factor that was given to patients. His "official" designation was a special study case "Harry T. Chimpanzee". . . . — Map (db m104365) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Indian Camp Plantation
The plantation home, built in the 1850's, became the site of the Louisiana State Leprosarium in 1894. The U.S. Public Health Service acquired it in 1921. It is now known as the National Hansen's Disease Center. — Map (db m94327) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Staff Housing, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville
The original on-site staff housing began when the Daughters of Charity arrived in April of 1896 to care for the leprosy patients. They lived in the old plantation, Indian Camp. When the US Public Health Service officers took operational control of . . . — Map (db m98455) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — The Daughters of Charityof St. Vincent de Paul
In 1895, the Louisiana Leper Home Board of Control needed to secure nursing services for the first patients. They approached a Catholic nursing order with the promise of furnishing sleeping and living arrangements. The Daughters of Charity of St. . . . — Map (db m104258) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — The STARCarville's Patient-Published Newspaper
The Sixty-six STAR was born in 1931, with Stanley Stein as its editor. The name was selected by Carville patient and Texas pharmacist, Stanley Levyson (AKA Stanley Stein). It was first published as a mimeograph sheet dealing with hospital . . . — Map (db m104261) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Carville — Triumph At Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in AmericaThe Story of the Triumph over Leprosy; Mankind's most Historically Feared Disease
In 1894, The Louisiana Leper Home was established at an abandoned plantation south of Baton Rouge, near a town eventually known as Carville. That November, the first seven patients, transferred from a "pest house" in New Orleans, arrived on a coal . . . — Map (db m104257) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Dorseyville — St. John Baptist Church
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Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Academy of Saint Basil
Built in 1847 by Dr. Edward Scratchley. Occupied as school by Marianite Sisters from 1859-1862 & 1865-1975. Occupied as military command by Union Army 1862-1865. Renovated by Lt. Governor and Mrs. Robert L. Freeman-1990 — Map (db m87254) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Bayou Plaquemine
Le passage des Acadiens Pendant après la de'portation de 1755 depuis le Canada jusqu'aux Attakapas de Sud-ouest. Passageway of Acadians after deportation of 1755 from Canada to the Southwest Attakapas. — Map (db m87228) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Bayou PlaqueminePlaquemine Lock State Historic Site — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Upon completion in 1909, The Plaquemine Lock was an engineering marvel thanks to the unique gravity of water flow system that operated the highest fresh water lock in the world.

As a distributary of the Mississippi River and an inland route . . . — Map (db m111247) HM

Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Bayou PlaquemineBayou Road — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
Bayou Plaquemine was an important Mississippi River distributary that allowed for boat navigation throughout the Atchafalaya Basin. Travelers left the Mississippi via Bayou Plaquemine, moved west to the Atchafalaya, and then headed further inland . . . — Map (db m111443) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Gary J. Hebert Memorial Lockhouse
Gary J. Hebert 1929-1994 Due to his vigilant and untiring efforts, this historic property still stands. Gary J. Hebert refused to back down despite a tremendous push for destruction of the lock to make way for a four-lane highway. After a two . . . — Map (db m86843) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Morrisonville
On March 13, 1889, Rev. Robert Morrison established the Nazarene Baptist Church one and one half miles north of this site on Australia Point where the community of Morrisonville developed. Due to levee setbacks in 1921 residents relocated to . . . — Map (db m87258) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Old City Hall
Iberville Parish Courthouse, 1848-1906; Plaquemine City Hall, 1906-85. Built by George and Thomas Weldon of Mississippi. One of Louisiana's oldest public buildings. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m86841) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), Plaquemine — Plaquemine Tribe World War 1 Memorial Tablet
Memorial tablet Dedicated by Plaquemine Tribe To her hero members who took part in the World War of 1917-1918 Henry Dardenne Kill'd in France Dr. H.F. Vulliamy • Dr. A.A.Landry, M. Tullie • Joe Thibodeaux, W. Richard • Elmer Schuler, W.P. . . . — Map (db m99152) WM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), St. Gabriel — Bayou Paul Colored School
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 . . . — Map (db m92741) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), St. Gabriel — Capt. Pierre Joseph Landry
Co. B - Meriam's Reg't. Louisiana Militia War of 1812 Born - Jan. 9, 1770, St. Servan, France Died - Mar. 14, 1843, Iberville Parish, Louisiana Buried - Old St. Gabriel Church Cemetery St. Gabriel, Louisiana Migrated to Iberville Parish in 1785 . . . — Map (db m108798) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), St. Gabriel — St - Gabriel(1761-1763)
Eglise de la côte d'Iberville construite en 1769 par les exilés acadiens. En 1773 elle était sur le Manchac espagnol offert par ce gouvernement. Des colons allemands arrivèrent du Maryland en 1784. English . . . — Map (db m85716) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), St. Gabriel — St. Gabriel Church
Acadian exiles arrived from Maryland in 1767 and were given Spanish land grants as was the church. The church was built by Louis LeConte a builder from Lafourche between November 1774 and July 1776 aided by the settlers. The Acadians brought and . . . — Map (db m84998) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), St. Gabriel — The Old Saint Gabriel Church
In 1699 Pierre Lemoyne, Sieur D'Iberville, father of Louisiana, explored the Mississippi and its distributary the Ascantia, later called Bayou Manchac. By 1758 exiled Acadians had settled at Manchac. They soon built upstream this cypress church, . . . — Map (db m85675) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), White Castle — Belle Grove Plantation
One of the grandest plantation mansions ever built in Louisiana, Belle Grove was built at the pinnacle of prosperity during the 1850s sugar boom in the South. Sixty-two feet in height, her thirty foot pillars were capped by solid cypress . . . — Map (db m87260) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), White Castle — Mayor S. J. "Blue" Guercio, III
This Municipal Complex is dedicated in memory of Mayor S. J. "Blue" Guercio III and all the past Mayors, Aldermen, Police Chiefs as well as Town Employee's who gave of themselves for the betterment and progress of the Town of White Castle, since . . . — Map (db m126548) HM
Louisiana (Iberville Parish), White Castle — White Alder Memorial Light
Here in Bayou Goula Bend on December 7, 1968 the Coast Guard Cutter White Alder sank after collision with the Formosan Freighter Helena. This light is dedicated to the crew of the White Alder. Seventeen Coast Guardsmen lost their lives in the . . . — Map (db m126912) HM

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