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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. James Parish, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of St. James Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg St. James Parish, LA (25) Ascension Parish, LA (63) Assumption Parish, LA (13) Lafourche Parish, LA (67) St. John the Baptist Parish, LA (16)  St.JamesParish(25) St. James Parish (25)  AscensionParish(63) Ascension Parish (63)  AssumptionParish(13) Assumption Parish (13)  LafourcheParish(67) Lafourche Parish (67)  St.JohntheBaptistParish(16) St. John the Baptist Parish (16)
Convent is the parish seat for St. James Parish
Adjacent to St. James Parish, Louisiana
      Ascension Parish (63)  
      Assumption Parish (13)  
      Lafourche Parish (67)  
      St. John the Baptist Parish (16)  
 
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1Louisiana, St. James Parish, Convent — Convent
On State Highway 44, 0.1 miles north of St. Michaels Street, on the left when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m81093) HM
2Louisiana, St. James Parish, Convent — Judge Poché Plantation House
On River Road (State Highway 44) at Judge Poche Road, on the right when traveling north on River Road.
Felix Pierre Poché, Civil War diarist, Democratic party leader, prominent jurist and one of founders of American Bar Association, built this Victorian Renaissance Revival style plantation with unusual front dormer c. 1870.Map (db m86218) HM
3Louisiana, St. James Parish, Convent — Malarcher House
On River Road (State Highway 44) at State Highway 3214, on the right when traveling north on River Road.
This house is near the site of mansion of Le Chevalier Louis Malarcher (1754-1841), political refugee of French Revolution who became an influential citizen of St. James Parish. Original mansion destroyed in 1890 by levee break which created Nita . . . Map (db m86223) HM
4Louisiana, St. James Parish, Convent — Manresa House of Retreats
On State Highway 44, 0.1 miles east of Manresa Street, on the right when traveling east.
Since 1931 The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have operated a retreat house here for the spiritual development of the laity. The grounds and several of the buildings were the site and home of Jefferson College founded for the education of the youth of . . . Map (db m81092) HM
5Louisiana, St. James Parish, Convent — Uncle Sam Plantation
On River Road (State Highway 44) at Freeport Road, on the right when traveling north on River Road.
First named Constancia (1812), Uncle Sam was one of Louisiana's great sugar plantations. Erected by owner Samuel P. A. Fagot between 1827-1843, the mansion and its many side buildings dominated this site until demolished during move of river levee . . . Map (db m86220) HM
6Louisiana, St. James Parish, Gramercy — Colonial Sugars Refinery
On East Jefferson Highway (State Highway 44) 0.1 miles east of South Willow Street, on the left when traveling east.
Founded in 1895 by group of financiers from Gramercy Park, New York on a site called "Faubourg Lapin". First operated as a sugar mill to process sugar cane from Golden Grove Plantation. A refinery was built in 1902 to supply granulated sugar to the . . . Map (db m81084) HM
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7Louisiana, St. James Parish, Gramercy — Golden Grove Plantation
On East Jefferson Highway (State Highway 44) 0.2 miles east of South Willow Street, on the left when traveling east.
On this site from 1817 to 1880 the Shepherd and Hooke families operated a large sugar plantation, part of which became Gramercy, LA, in 1895. The Greek Revival plantation house was lost to the river in 1902.Map (db m81083) HM
8Louisiana, St. James Parish, Gramercy — Gramercy
On East Jefferson Highway (State Highway 44) at Ellis Street, on the right when traveling east on East Jefferson Highway.
Incorporated November, 1947, located partly on Indian-French settlement & trading post site. In 1739 much of this area was sold to Joseph Delille Dupart, a Commissioner of Indian Nations under Bienville. Today area is location of various industries. . . . Map (db m71147) HM
9Louisiana, St. James Parish, Hester — James Mather
On River Road (State Highway 44) 0.2 miles west of Hester Street, on the left when traveling north.
Large sugar plantation owned by Mather family until sold in 1879. James Mather, Englishman by birth, came to America in 1777; was active in Indian trade in West Florida area; was fourth mayor of New Orleans serving from 1807-1812. Here on October 8, . . . Map (db m86213) HM
10Louisiana, St. James Parish, Lutcher — Lutcher
On Lutcher Avenue (State Highway 3193) at Jefferson Highway (Highway 44), on the right when traveling north on Lutcher Avenue.
Established 1891 by H.J. Lutcher, co-owner of Lutcher & Moore Cypress Lumber Co. The town, incorporated in 1912, grew around the sawmill built on the plantation of Pierre Chenet, developer of world-famous Perique tobacco.Map (db m81085) HM
11Louisiana, St. James Parish, Lutcher — Lutcher United Methodist Church
On Texas Street north of Detillier Street, on the left when traveling north.
First Protestant church in the River Parishes. Established 1898 through efforts of William H. Curtis later appointed first pastor. This original church building, constructed of heart cypress was dedicated May 5, 1901. Additional marker: . . . Map (db m85348) HM
12Louisiana, St. James Parish, Paulina — "Vacherie de Grande Pointe"
On State Highway 44 at State Highway 642, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 44.
This area, a ridge, extends from Convent through Gramercy and ends at Grande Pointe in the rear. On this ridge, the world’s supply of a unique crop, Perique tobacco, is grown, processed and shipped. It is also the site of Indian mounds and sugar . . . Map (db m81086) HM
13Louisiana, St. James Parish, Paulina — Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois
On State Highway 44 at State Highway 642, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 44.
Side 1 Bourgeois Homeplace Among the first Acadian exiles to Louisiana, eleven Bourgeois families settled this area in 1765. Site of lands granted 1803 to Widow Jean Bourgeois and sons. Bourgeois descendants still live on-site. . . . Map (db m81088) HM
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14Louisiana, St. James Parish, South Vacherie — Hero's Tomb
On North Spruce Street at Louisiana Highway 644, on the right when traveling north on North Spruce Street.
Veterans Memorial Monument There have been only two persons willing to die for you; one died for your freedoms, the other died for your soul For those who fought for it, freedom has a special taste, the protected will . . . Map (db m81146) WM
15Louisiana, St. James Parish, South Vacherie — Notre Dame de la Paix
On State Highway 644, 0.2 miles north of Highway 643, on the right when traveling north.
Mission chapel and cemetery served by St. James Catholic Church from 1854. Became separate parish in 1864. Our Lady of Peace parish church completed 1900 and consecrated May 12, 1902.Map (db m81080) HM
16Louisiana, St. James Parish, St. James — Cabahanoce Plantation(St. James)
On River Road (State Highway 18) at Post Office Street, on the left when traveling south on River Road.
House claimed by the river was home of André Bienvenu Roman (1831-35 and 1839-43) Governor of Louisiana (1845 and 1852) Member of Constitutional Convention (1861) Member of Secession Convention Member of Peace Commission to . . . Map (db m88219) HM
17Louisiana, St. James Parish, St. James — Site of First Acadian Settlers in Louisiana
On River Rd. (State Highway 18) 0.2 miles south of Dept. Of Energy Rd., on the left when traveling south.
Refugees came overland 1756-57. In vicinity was 1762 grant to Jacques Cantrelle, Sr. of France after whom Church and Parish were named. Section once included in Les Oumas, Eveche of Quebec.Map (db m86620) HM
18Louisiana, St. James Parish, St. James — St. Jacques de Cabahanoce
On River Road (State Highway 18) at Department of Energy Road, on the right when traveling south on River Road.
An organized ecclesiastical parish prior to 1757. The church was then in charge of Fr. Barnabé, a French Capuchin and Pastor of St. Charles (Destrehan), on east bank of river. The registers were kept in French until 1786. The diocese came under . . . Map (db m86617) HM
19Louisiana, St. James Parish, St. James — The Settlement Of Freetown
On State Highway 18 at Freetown Street, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 18.
Following the Civil War, thirty-one individuals bought lots from C. Oliver, who acquired portions of land that was formerly a part of the Pedesclaux-Landry Plantation in St. James, LA. Together, the group carved out and cultivated the land and . . . Map (db m85008) HM
20Louisiana, St. James Parish, Union — St. Mary's Chapel
On River Road (State Highway 44) at St Mary Street, on the left when traveling south on River Road.
Built in 1875 by the Marist Fathers. Reestablished from original St. Marie du Fleuve located on White Hall Plantation. Statues transferred from rectory at Ancient Domain Plantation during elaborate blessing ceremony.Map (db m86033) HM
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21Louisiana, St. James Parish, Vacherie — "Le Petit Versailles"
On State Highway 18, 0.2 miles east of Felicite Road, on the right when traveling east.
Once famed plantation home and gardens of Valcour Aime 1798-1867. Birthplace Marie Francois Alcee Fortier grandson and historian 1856-1914. 1768 La Vacherie of DeNoyan Brothers Bienville's Grandnephews of Blanpain, Ranson, Jacquelin 1740-50'sMap (db m81082) HM
22Louisiana, St. James Parish, Vacherie — Colonel Leopold L. Armant
On State Highway 18, 0.1 miles east of Toth Street, on the right when traveling east.
Enlisted in Confederate Army, 1861; died heroically at Battle of Mansfield, 1864. Served in Yellow Jacket Bat. Com. of 18th Vol. Inf. Reg. and Mouton Brig. His ancestors were Jean Marie, Jean Baptiste, and Jean Seraphim Armant, St. James planters . . . Map (db m81081) HM
23Louisiana, St. James Parish, Vacherie — Le Chemin Militaire
On State Highway 20 at Guidry Street, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 20.
Route used by Civil War troops. It led from Mississippi River over swamp ridges, Indian trails, through Chackbay (Chegby), Thibodaux and Bayou Lafourche areas, Schriever, Gibson, Morgan City, to Attakapas country. Local militia units took active . . . Map (db m121230) HM
24Louisiana, St. James Parish, Vacherie — Oak Alley Plantation
On State Highway 18, 0.6 miles west of Felicite Road, on the right when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m85187) HM
25Louisiana, St. James Parish, Vacherie — Vacherie
On River Road (State Highway 18) near Field Road, on the right when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m175058) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023