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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lafayette Parish, LA (42) Acadia Parish, LA (16) Iberia Parish, LA (67) St. Landry Parish, LA (65) St. Martin Parish, LA (42) Vermilion Parish, LA (16)  LafayetteParish(42) Lafayette Parish (42)  AcadiaParish(16) Acadia Parish (16)  IberiaParish(67) Iberia Parish (67)  St.LandryParish(65) St. Landry Parish (65)  St.MartinParish(42) St. Martin Parish (42)  VermilionParish(16) Vermilion Parish (16)
Lafayette is the parish seat for Lafayette Parish
Adjacent to Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
      Acadia Parish (16)  
      Iberia Parish (67)  
      St. Landry Parish (65)  
      St. Martin Parish (42)  
      Vermilion Parish (16)  
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1Louisiana (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
2Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — 9-11 Memorial
Main Panel The two beams, retrieved from Ground Zero in New York City, are actual beams that were part of the World Trade Center. Standing side by side the beams represent the World Trade Center North and South Towers and are oriented as . . . Map (db m209464) WM
3Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Acadian HouseMaison Acadienne
ACADIAN HOUSE: A Small Cajun Plantation Building This small Cajun structure dates from the 1830s, and originated on the Mouton Plantation near Carencro, north of Lafayette. The plantation was owned by Francois and Antoine . . . Map (db m135319) HM
4Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Attakapas ChapelChapelle des Attakapas
Attkapas Chapel: The Church in a Catholic Region This chapel is a reproduction based on St. Francis Catholic Church in Point Coupee (1760) and St Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville (1773). Both churches had a double pitch . . . Map (db m130028) HM
5Louisiana (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
6Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Bayou Vermilion District
THE BAYOU VERMILION DISTRICT The historic village at Vermilionville is administered by the Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District (LPBVD). The Louisiana state legislature created the district in 1984 in an effort to improve the quality of . . . Map (db m136617) HM
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7Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Beau Bassin House
La Maison Beau Bassin BEAU BASSIN HOUSE: Honoring a Lost Home in Acadian Canada The Beau Bassin House was originally built in the 1840s by Louis Arceneaux, a Cajun rancher who lived between Carencro and Lafayette. The . . . Map (db m131270) HM
8Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Beaver Park
Beaver Park was developed by the Beaver Club on land leased by the Playground and Park Commission in April 1959. The Beaver Club is an organization of business and professional men dedicated to the ideals of public service. In addition to . . . Map (db m137224) HM
9Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Boucvalt HouseMaison Boucvalt
MAISON BOUCVALT: An Urban Dwelling from the late 1800s This house was was built in the late 1800s as an located originally in downtown Opelousas, and urban dwelling. Named after the last owner of the house Dr. Roy . . . Map (db m135042) HM
10Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Broussard HouseMaison Broussard
BROUSSARD HOUSE: A Large Acadian Plantation Home La Maison Broussard dates to 1790, and is the oldest building in Vermilionville. It was the home of Armand Broussard, who immigrated to Louisiana as a child from Acadian Canada. . . . Map (db m136621) HM
11Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Buller HouseMaison Buller
Buller House: A Creole Style House This Creole style house was built in 1807 on land acquired by Joseph Buller near Prairie Ronde in St. Landry Parish. It contains several characteristics of the Creole architectural . . . Map (db m136627) HM
12Louisiana (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
13Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Coussan HouseLa Maison Coussan
HOUSE OF CULTURES: Reflecting the Crossroads of Cultures The history of this house reflects the diverse groups of people that inhabit the region. The Coussan family of French immigrants built this house around 1850 in the Pont . . . Map (db m134977) HM
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14Louisiana (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
15Louisiana (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
16Louisiana (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
17Louisiana (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
18Louisiana (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
19Louisiana (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
20Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Historic Village MapFun Facts (Faits amusants)
From where did the word "Cajun" come? The refugees from Acadian Canada, called themselves Acadians. Over time, the word transformed into more vernacular pronunciation Cajun Can you be Cajun if your family was NOT from . . . Map (db m135003) HM
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21Louisiana (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
22Louisiana (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
23Louisiana (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
24Louisiana (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
25Louisiana (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 la . . . Map (db m85870) HM
26Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Le Petit Bayou: FerryLe Petit Bayou: Le Traversier
GUIDE ROPE FERRY: Simple Technology for Traversing Bayous South Louisiana features numerous rivers and bayous that flow from north to south, making east-west travel difficult in the pre-modern age. Ferries were essential for . . . Map (db m134963) HM
27Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Mouton HouseMaison Mouton
Mouton House: The House of a Middle Class Acadian Family The Maison Mouton is a reconstruction of a standard sized dwelling with a detached kitchen, representing a home of a middle class family. Some Cajun families built up . . . Map (db m134961) HM
28Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Mouton KitchenLa Cuisine de Maison Mouton
MOUTON KITCHEN: A Detached Kitchen before the Modern Age This building is a reproduction of a typical kitchen built separately from the main residence to reduce heat and the threat of fire. Pre-modern kitchens in rural . . . Map (db m135077) HM
29Louisiana (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 K. . . . Map (db m125837) HM
30Louisiana (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
31Louisiana (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
32Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — School HouseL'école
School House: Banning of the French Language L'école is a reproduction of a typical schoolhouse of the late 1800s. In southwest Louisiana, French was the dominant language until the mid-1900s. Native Americans along with . . . Map (db m135004) HM
33Louisiana (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
34Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — St. Mary's OrphanageCirca 1925 — Historic Property —
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35Louisiana (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
36Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — The ForgeLa Forge
The Forge: A Utilitarian Space for Hot Dirty Work This recreated building represents a blacksmith shop, which was essential to a working farm, vacherie (ranch), or plantation in rural southwestern Louisiana. The . . . Map (db m136628) HM
37Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — The PresbyteryLe Presbytére
THE PRESBYTERY: A Simple Residence from the early 1800s This small home represents the simple but functional structures in which priests could have lived in the early 1800s. The building was originally located property . . . Map (db m135886) HM
38Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Trappers Cabin & Boat ShedLa cabanage de piégeur & l'hangar à bateau
TRAPPER'S CABIN: Harvesting the Natural Bounty of the Wetlands This replica of a structure is based on an outbuilding used for storage from the 1700s, and illustrates st a basic dwelling in which trappers and moss pickers in . . . Map (db m134624) HM
39Louisiana (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
40Louisiana (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 as . . . Map (db m114649) HM
41Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Vermilionville Historical Timelinepre-1699 - 1800
pre-1699 pre-1699: Ancestors of the Ishak (Atakapa) and Chitimacha people hunt bison, deer, bear and small game; harvest fish and shellfish. The Chitimacha's territory encompasses the entire Atchafalaya Basin, lands west . . . Map (db m136633) HM
42Louisiana (Lafayette Parish), Lafayette — Vermilionville Historical Timeline1775-1920
1775-1783 1775-1783: United States War of Independence. In support of the U.S., in 1779 the Spanish military captures British-held Baton Rouge, with the use of Native American, French, Spanish, and free persons of color . . . Map (db m136634) HM
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Dec. 5, 2022