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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Pointe Coupee 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> Pointe Coupee Parish, LA (20) Avoyelles Parish, LA (96) Concordia Parish, LA (28) Iberville Parish, LA (31) St. Landry Parish, LA (65) St. Martin Parish, LA (42) West Baton Rouge Parish, LA (40) West Feliciana Parish, LA (19)  PointeCoupeeParish(20) Pointe Coupee Parish (20)  AvoyellesParish(96) Avoyelles Parish (96)  ConcordiaParish(28) Concordia Parish (28)  IbervilleParish(31) Iberville Parish (31)  St.LandryParish(65) St. Landry Parish (65)  St.MartinParish(42) St. Martin Parish (42)  WestBatonRougeParish(40) West Baton Rouge Parish (40)  WestFelicianaParish(19) West Feliciana Parish (19)
New Roads is the parish seat for Pointe Coupee Parish
Adjacent to Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
      Avoyelles Parish (96)  
      Concordia Parish (28)  
      Iberville Parish (31)  
      St. Landry Parish (65)  
      St. Martin Parish (42)  
      West Baton Rouge Parish (40)  
      West Feliciana Parish (19)  
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1Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Lacour — John Archer Lejeune
Lt. General Lejeune, 1867-1942, was born in Innis; commanded the 2nd Division of the AEF during WW I; became Commandant of USMC; was superintendent of VMI from 1929 to 1937.Map (db m94436) HM
2Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Lacour — Old Hickory
Built circa 1820 by Zenon Ledoux family. Excellent example of a Creole raised plantation house. Ovide LaCour owned this house and the nearby LaCour Store. Entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.Map (db m94471) HM
3Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Lakeland — Immaculate Conception Church - Chenal Cemetery
This monument stands near the site of the altar portion of the original Immaculate Conception church structure. The original structure was built in 1859 and was enlarged three times to its final dimension of 35 ft. wide X 100 ft. deep. Immaculate . . . Map (db m87904) HM
4Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Legonier — White Hall Plantation HouseCirca 1849
Home of river boat captain, state senator, and Simmesport founder, General Bennett Barton Simmes. Built in the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. Occupied in the War Between the States by Union General Nathaniel P. Banks. His headquarters during . . . Map (db m97842) HM
5Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Lettsworth — Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70752
Buddy Guy was born July 30, 1936. in Lettsworth, Louisiana. He worked at LSU facilities services department before leaving to pursue a music career. On September 25, 1957 he boarded a train in New Orleans, Louisiana and arrived in Chicago to . . . Map (db m127815) HM
6Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Lettsworth — Birthplace of Buddy Guy Lettsworth, Louisiana 70753
Buddy Guy was born July 30, 1936. in Lettsworth, Louisiana. He worked at LSU facilities services department before leaving to pursue a music career. On September 25, 1957 he boarded a train in New Orleans, Louisiana and arrived in Chicago to play . . . Map (db m174166) HM
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7Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Lettsworth — 201 — Buddy Guy
George “Buddy” Guy, one of the most dazzling performers in blues history, was born here in Lettsworth on July 30, 1936. His primary influences included local Louisiana musicians and many more who were born across the river in . . . Map (db m127700) HM
8Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Lettsworth — Old RiverLock & Dam — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
The upper part of Turnbull's Bend filled in and separated from the Mississippi River, but the lower channel grew. It was named Old River and became the point at which the Red, Old and Atchafalaya Rivers meet.The connection between the . . . Map (db m116236) HM
9Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Livonia — Livonia Mounds
Three mound complex built between 700 AD and 1200 AD by the Coles Creek Culture. The largest mound is almost 31 feet tall. The mounds are believed to have likely served as a burial ground for several Native American settlements in the area.Map (db m112094) HM
10Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Morganza — Battle of Bayou Fordoche
On Sept. 29, 1863 Confederate forces of Texas and Louisiana commanded by Brig. Gen. Tom Green defeated Union forces of the 13th Army Corps capturing 500 men and 2 cannons. The battle is also known as the Battle of Sterling's Plantation. This marker . . . Map (db m94325) HM
11Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Morganza — Former Site of Melancon's Cafe
Former Site of Melancon's Cafe 1968 filming of the movie Easy Rider Featuring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. Local stars: Buddy Causey, Jr., Blaze Dawson, Cynthia Grezaffi, P.J. Guedry, Jr., Ann Hebert, Mary Kay Hebert, . . . Map (db m119578) HM
12Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Morganza — Mississippi RiverMorganza Floodway — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
Mississippi River levee breeches in the Morganza area between 1780 and 1890 resulted in 15 major floods affecting Pointe Coupée Parish and all those to the south as far as the Gulf of Mexico.Mississippi River levee breeches in the Morganza area . . . Map (db m114158) HM
13Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), New Roads — False RiverPointe Coupée Parish Museum — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
Originally the main channel of the Mississippi River, today False River is an oxbow lake—a horseshoe-shaped bend the Mississippi left behind when it changed course between 1713 and 1722. Originally the main channel of the Mississippi . . . Map (db m110715) HM
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14Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), New Roads — 1/6 — John Archer LeJeuneLieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps — 1867-1942 —
During his more than forty years of service with the Marine Corps, John A. Lejeune participated in campaigns in Panama, Cuba, Mexico, France and Germany. He led the famed 2nd Division, American Expeditionary Force, during World War I with valor and . . . Map (db m86564) HM WM
15Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), New Roads — Lejeune, Lejern and How to Say ItFrom Leatherneck, Magazine of the Marines
The common denominator of all Marine Corps virtues is "respect." Therefore, it would, indeed, be difficult, if not impossible to find a Marine, past or present, who has earned our respect more than Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune, . . . Map (db m108224) HM
16Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), New Roads — Mississippi RiverNew Roads Old Ferry Landing — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
Significant prehistoric flooding in this area of the Mississippi River occurred through the breaches in the river's natural levees along the Pointe Coupée coast, which was vulnerable to erosion and overtopping by floodwaters.The “Old . . . Map (db m114329) HM
17Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), New Roads — Place de la Croix
In 1823 the first Church of St. Mary of False River was built, and at that time a cross was erected on the banks of False River. It stood on this spot for many years as a sign to all of the life won for us by Christ.The cross which stands here . . . Map (db m108125) HM
18Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), New Roads — Randall Oak
Near this tree, within the walls of Poydras College were written the immortal lines of "Maryland, My Maryland" by James Ryder Randall Born in Baltimore, Maryland January 1st, 1839 Died in Augusta, Georgia January 14th 1908 Poem . . . Map (db m85522) HM
19Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), New Roads — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773-1777
In 1775, Bartram crossed the Mississippi to visit Pointe Coupée, the westernmost point reached in his travels.Map (db m108124) HM
20Louisiana (Pointe Coupee Parish), Williamsport — St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and Cemetery
Began as St. James Mission in 1848. Reorganized as a parish in 1855 named after the first martyr at the suggestion of Bishop Leonidas Polk, the "Fighting Bishop" of the Confederacy. The Church and Cemetery were consecrated by Bishop Polk in 1859. . . . Map (db m85157) HM
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Dec. 5, 2022