“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lafayette Parish Louisiana Historical Markers

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By Shane Cormier, October 27, 2011
St. Cecilia School Marker
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Broussard — St. Cecilia School
Dedicated August 25, 1909, by Fr. Arthur Drossaerts, Pastor of Sacred Heart church in Broussard, and opened on September 15, 1909 with an enrollment of seventy students. Accredited as an elementary and secondary school by the State Department of . . . — Map (db m49294) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Bayou Vermilion
Battle of Pinhook Bridge April 17, 1863. Battle of Bayou Vermilion October 9, 1863. We honor the memory of those soldiers who valiantly fought on these banks. — Map (db m49059) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Cathedral-Carmel School
Established in 1846. A combination of Mount Carmel Academy and Cathedral School. Operated by The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Parish in the Diocese of Lafayette. Affiliated with the Sisters of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the De La Salle . . . — Map (db m49062) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Dr. Edwin L. StephensUniversity President 1900 - 1938
Following its establishment in 1898, Dr. Edwin Lewis Stephens became the University's first president in 1900 at the age of 27. He transformed an empty sugar cane field into a respected institution of higher learning. On January 1, 1901, he planted . . . — Map (db m111638) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Emmanuel Baptist Church
In April 1955, Emmanuel Baptist Church held its first meetings, thus becoming the earliest Southern Baptist Church to minister to Lafayette's southside neighborhoods. — Map (db m114490) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — François CouleeAcadiana Park Nature Station — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
This otherwise flat region, sloping, hill-like formations are visible and represent the Mississippi River escarpment (bluff-like shelf) that divides this area into floodplain and prairie. The Vermilion River flows at the base of this . . . — Map (db m114785) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — General Alfred Mouton
1829-1864. Confederate brigadier general from Lafayette who served in Shiloh, Lafourche, Teche, and Red River campaigns. Killed at Mansfield, leading Confederacy to its most important military victory west of the Mississippi. — Map (db m49063) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette1757 - 1834
Sculpture by Charles Correia. Cast by Shidoni Foundry. Erected by the Lafayette Centennial Commission on July 2, 1987 as a gift to the people of Lafayette, Louisiana following the celebration of the centennial of the city's name change in 1884 from . . . — Map (db m68722) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Gordon Square
On this site in the year of 1904 the first hotel was opened in Lafayette as the Gordon Hotel. It was housed in this building and operated as a hotel through the 1950's. This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. . . . — Map (db m91821) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Holy Rosary Institute1913-1993
On July 9, 1913, Father Keller purchased farm land once owned by the sister of the King of France, from Louis Domengeaux to establish Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Institute opened September 1913 as an industrial . . . — Map (db m120896) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — James Domengeaux1906-1988
Lawyer, Louisiana Legislator U.S. Congressman, Founder-President of CODOFIL Legion d'honneur française, Ordre de la couronne belge Preserve the language, and you preserve the culture. This tree from the Durance Valley of the . . . — Map (db m109227) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Monument
Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Born in Opelousas La. February 18, 1829 Killed at the Battle of Mansfield La. April 8, 1864 when 35 years of age. — Map (db m125494) HM WM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — La Place des CréolesLifting Up The Créole Community
Founded March 18, 1991, to preserve and promote the history and culture of the Créoles (African-Americans) of the area. — Map (db m49064) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Lafayette Museum / Le Musee de Lafayette
Established 1954 by Les Vingt-Quatre Home of Louisiana's first Democratic Governor Alexandre Mouton (1804-1882) Built prior to 1836

fondé en 1854 par Les Vingt-Quatre Résidence du Premier Gouverneur Démocrate de . . . — Map (db m85870) HM

Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Oaks of Ile Copal
These centurion live oak trees shaded Ile Copal, the plantation home of Alexandre Mouton. Mouton was governor of Louisiana from 1843-46 and son of the founder of Vermilionville. Here marks the beginning of a shady lane of oaks planted by Emma . . . — Map (db m125837) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Pierre Dugat Home Site
In 1776 Pierre Dugat received a Spanish land grant for this site, which became his plantation. Indian artifacts found on this site date from 3000 B.C. to about the eighteenth century. — Map (db m114601) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Pillars of ProgressDesegregation of SLI
On September 15, 1953, Clara Dell Constantine, Martha Jane Conway, Charles Vincent Singleton, and Shirley Taylor attempted to enroll at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. They were denied, due to . . . — Map (db m66243) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — St. John Cathedral Oak
The tree, one of the largest live oak trees in the United States, is estimated to be almost 500 years old. It was a large tree in 1800 when the property was donated to the Catholic Church. The age of the tree is based on the average sizes of known . . . — Map (db m86194) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist
First church in Lafayette Parish was "l'Eglise St. Jean du Vermilion." Built on a gift of this site by Jean Mouton, 1821. In 1824 he donated land for a court house and founded Vermilionville (Lafayette). (Reverse) French: La Cathedrale . . . — Map (db m49293) HM
Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Vermilion RiverRotary Point — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
The Vermilion is a tidal river formed from the bottom up by Vermilion Bay tides and other natural actions that slowly eroded inland from the marshes and cheniers and through the Louisiana prairie.

The Vermilion River, also known as Bayou . . . — Map (db m114505) HM

Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Vermilion RiverVermilionville Watershed Exhibit — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail
During early settlement and into the Antebellum Period, the Vermilion was an important secondary waterway for steamboats carrying agricultural products to New Orleans, the east coast and, eventually the world.

The Vermilion River, also known . . . — Map (db m114649) HM

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