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Historical Markers in Houma, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Terrebonne 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> Terrebonne Parish, LA (32) Assumption Parish, LA (13) Lafourche Parish, LA (67) St. Mary Parish, LA (46)  TerrebonneParish(32) Terrebonne Parish (32)  AssumptionParish(13) Assumption Parish (13)  LafourcheParish(67) Lafourche Parish (67)  St.MaryParish(46) St. Mary Parish (46)
Houma is the parish seat for Terrebonne Parish
Houma is in Terrebonne Parish
      Terrebonne Parish (32)  
      Assumption Parish (13)  
      Lafourche Parish (67)  
      St. Mary Parish (46)  
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1Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — 1834-1934
This tablet is placed by the City Government in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of Houma, and in memory of its founders, Richard H. Grinage and Hubert M. Belanger. Public spirited citizens, who on May 10, 1834, donated this property for a . . . Map (db m104235) HM
2Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — A History of Terrebonne Parish
The Houma Downtown Development Corporation is pleased to accept this mural on behalf of the people of Terrebonne Parish painted by Louisiana muralist Hans Geist. This artwork depicts the foundation and establishments which came together . . . Map (db m140450) HM
3Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Bayou TerrebonneHistoric highway for commerce and life
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the bayou in front of you was Houma's busiest thoroughfare. You might have seen hunters, trappers and fisherman bringing seafood and animal hides to market. Boatmen hauled crops to inland railroad hubs. Profiteers . . . Map (db m123349) HM
4Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Fifth Districts High School
The Fifth Districts High School was built in 1893. It is the work of Mr. John Reason under the leadership of Dr. Henry C. Cotton of Bella Alliance, LA. This location was once called Newtown present day Houma, LA. here in the Parish of Terrebonne. . . . Map (db m155158) HM
5Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Magnolia CemeteryFounded In 1883
Magnolia Cemetery was originally founded as a resting place for members of the Protestant faith. The land chosen was along Bayou Terrebonne. The original board of directors consisted of Peter Berger, John Hubbard, Lucius Suthon, John Winder, William . . . Map (db m85057) HM
6Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — New Acadia / Nouvelle Acadie
Over 2,500 Acadians settled in the Spanish colony of Louisiana between 1764 and 1788, Although victims of the Deportation, none were deported directly to Louisiana. Acadians made their way to Louisiana from various locations. The first group, . . . Map (db m123326) HM
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7Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Orange Grove
Built c. 1840. Noted for its handsome Greek Revival styling, its briquette-entre-poteaux (bricks set between posts) construction, and its faux bois (false grained) woodwork. Listed in National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m92691) HM
8Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Residence Plantation
Queen Anne Revival style house built in 1898 by Roberta Volumnia Barrow Slatter. Constructed using materials from a house built on same site in 1854 by her parents noted Louisiana planter Robert Ruffin Barrow and Volumnia Hunley Barrow, sister of . . . Map (db m92849) HM
9Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Saint Francis de Sales Church
Mother Church in the civil parish of Terrebonne, St. Francis de Sales was founded in 1847. The intrepid zeal of the Reverend Canon Charles Menard, Apostle of Lafourche and Terrebonne, laid the foundation of this Parish. During the tenure of Fr. Z. . . . Map (db m85950) HM
10Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Southdown High School
Southdown High School served as an African-American high school from 1953 to 1969. The school served as a source of pride and as an institution of learning for all African-American students. Many well-known, local educators and community leaders . . . Map (db m137495) HM
11Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Southdown PlantationThe estate that sugar built
Southdown Plantation was more than a grand mansion. With its own railroad system, refinery, sugar house, and company store, it was once a small town in itself--an enterprise that formed the root of Houma's sugar industry. W.J.Minor built the first . . . Map (db m141380) HM
12Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Southdown Plantation House
First floor built c. 1859 by William J. Minor of Natchez, Mississippi. Second floor added in 1893 by Henry C. Minor. In 1920's Southdown management pioneered development of disease resistant POJ sugarcane varieties.Map (db m139935) HM
13Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Chartered on May 15, 1855 by The Rt. Rev. Leonidas K. Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana. The first building was erected in 1858. Present cypress structure was completed 1892. During the War Between The States its first Rector, The Rev. . . . Map (db m139909) HM
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14Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Terrebonne BasinMandalay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Trail — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
The southern part of the Terrebonne Basin faces many challenges, including substantial subsidence, coastal erosion, marsh loss from sediment and saltwater intrusion. The Terrebonne Basin is part of the Lafourche Delta that formed between 800 to . . . Map (db m115138) HM
15Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks
Marker 1 These majestic southern live oaks (Quercus virginiana) in this Terrebonne Courthouse Square were planted during the winter of 1886 by Bernard Filhucan Bazet. Mr. Bazet was born in Lasserre, France in 1832, entered Terrebonne Parish . . . Map (db m104676) HM
16Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement
Panel 1 EnglishL'Acadie, established by France in 1604, was a strategically located and highly coveted colony. In 1713, it was handed over to England and renamed Nova Scotia. The foundation of Halifax, in 1749, led part of the. . . . Map (db m123267) HM
17Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — The Great Acadian UpheavalExiled Acadians become Louisiana's Cajuns
The monument in front of you commemorates the "Great Upheaval" of the Acadian people from their homeland in what is now Nova Scotia, Canada. Beginning in 1755, Acadian villagers, caught in a power struggle between France and England were uprooted - . . . Map (db m174334) HM
18Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — When Oysters Were KingThe boom years: 1890-1940
European settlers found oysters abundant in coastal Louisiana. By 1890, enterprising Houma oystermen saw opportunity in the availability of ice, expanding railroads, and advances in canning. Oysters could now be shipped across the nation.Houma . . . Map (db m123337) HM
19Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), Houma — YRF-4C Phantom IIs/n 62-12201
First entering service in 1960, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom I was designed as a U.S. Navy fleet defense fighter, and was soon adopted by the U.S. Air Force as a fighter-bomber. RF-4 Phantoms also proved capable high performance reconnaissance . . . Map (db m115474) HM
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Dec. 9, 2022