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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
Adjacent to Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
► Avoyelles Parish (94) ► Concordia Parish (27) ► Iberville Parish (31) ► St. Landry Parish (61) ► St. Martin Parish (42) ► West Baton Rouge Parish (39) ► West Feliciana Parish (19)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
| In 1775, Bartram crossed the Mississippi to visit Pointe Coupée, the westernmost point reached in his travels. — — Map (db m108124) HM|
|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|