“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Vidalia, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Concordia 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> Concordia Parish, LA (28) Avoyelles Parish, LA (98) Catahoula Parish, LA (14) Pointe Coupee Parish, LA (20) Tensas Parish, LA (20) West Feliciana Parish, LA (19) Adams County, MS (174) Wilkinson County, MS (63)  ConcordiaParish(28) Concordia Parish (28)  AvoyellesParish(98) Avoyelles Parish (98)  CatahoulaParish(14) Catahoula Parish (14)  PointeCoupeeParish(20) Pointe Coupee Parish (20)  TensasParish(20) Tensas Parish (20)  WestFelicianaParish(19) West Feliciana Parish (19)  AdamsCountyMississippi(174) Adams County (174)  WilkinsonCounty(63) Wilkinson County (63)
Vidalia is the parish seat for Concordia Parish
Vidalia is in Concordia Parish
      Concordia Parish (28)  
      Avoyelles Parish (98)  
      Catahoula Parish (14)  
      Pointe Coupee Parish (20)  
      Tensas Parish (20)  
      West Feliciana Parish (19)  
      Adams County, Mississippi (174)  
      Wilkinson County, Mississippi (63)  
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1Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Don José Vidal
Spanish Commandant Post of Concordia, 1798-1803. Served in Spanish Navy in the American Revolution. Spanish Consul in Natchez. Louisiana Legislature named Vidalia in his honor in 1811.Map (db m103760) HM
2Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Great Mississippi River Flood of 19271927
The devastating Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 did not spare the Town of Vidalia.Heavy rains and melting snow in the northern United States in late 1926 and the spring of 1927 swelled the river to the top of its banks. Its tributaries . . . Map (db m119734) HM
3Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — James Bowie1827
Folklore and legend swirl around the famous Sand Bar Duel of September 1827, which involved the adventurous James Bowie. What began as a "gentlemen's duel" between Dr. Thomas H. Maddox and Samuel L. Wells on a sand bar in the Vidalia-Natchez area, . . . Map (db m119633) HM
4Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Mississippi RiverVidalia Riverwalk
The Mississippi River's watershed measures 1.85 million square miles, or 41 percent of the U.S., from the crest of the Appalachian Mountains to the crest of the Rocky Mountains.One of the longest rivers in North America, the Mississippi flows . . . Map (db m119848) HM
5Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Natchez
Here passed, in 1543, De Soto’s men under Moscoso. In 1682 La Salle and De Tonti here visited the Natchez Indians. In 1716 Bienville here built Fort Rosalie and established a French settlement. In 1763 the fort was ceded to the English and renamed . . . Map (db m87168) HM
6Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Natchitoches - Natchez RoadHarrisonburg Road
This marker commemorates the old Natchitoches - Natchez Road Harrisonburg Road Which connected the San Antonio Trace El Camino Real, with the Natchez Trace. A ferry across the Mississippi River was operated here as early as 1801. Vidalia, . . . Map (db m119570) HM
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7Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Old RiverOld River Control Complex — Atchafalaya Water Heritage Trail —
After logjams in the Red and Atchafalaya Rivers were removed, the Mississippi threatened to change course by sending increasing mounts of water to the Atchafalaya via Old River.The connection between the Mississippi, Red and Atchafalaya rivers . . . Map (db m116156) HM
8Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Post of Concord Established1798
In 1768, Antonio de Ullos, Spain's Provincial Governor of the vast region of Louisiana, established and briefly held the original post and settlement of the land opposite the Natchez Landing, across the Mississippi River in Louisiana.Thirty years . . . Map (db m119586) HM
9Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Relocation of Vidalia1938–1939
"Vidalia, a City on the Move!" is the slogan which has, in recent years, signified a progressive town surging ever forward. But, in 1938, it meant something entirely different to Vidalians as they literally moved their town from the banks of the . . . Map (db m10582) HM
10Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Sand Bar Fight Reported missing
James Bowie, wounded as a second in Well-Maddox duel and wielding, the awesome blade of his design, killed Norris Wright Sept. 19, 1827. Modified knife later became famous as "The Bowie Knife."Map (db m119743) HM
11Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Vidalia — Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station1990
In 1990, construction of the largest prefabricated power plant in the world, the Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station, was completed 40 miles south of Vidalia. It was the vision of Mayor Sidney A. Murray, Jr. to harness the power of the . . . Map (db m10583) HM
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Mar. 22, 2023