Opelousas (HM1M2H)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 32.002', W 92° 5.034'

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Capital of Confederate Louisiana

— May 1, 1862 - January 23, 1862 —

After the Union occupation of New Orleans and surrounding territory in the spring of 1862 the state offices were moved to Opelousas. From here Governor Thomas Moore issued an address to the people urging them to continue the struggle, and the state legislature met here in December, 1862. But in January 1863, rumored Federal offensives caused the removal of the Capital to Shreveport. On April 20 Union forces occupied Opelousas but soon left to take part in the first Red River campaign.
HM NumberHM1M2H
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Date Added Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 587881 N 3378246
Decimal Degrees30.53336667, -92.08390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 32.002', W 92° 5.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 32' 0.12" N, 92° 5' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102-198 Ronald Reagan Hwy, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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