Scholastique Picou Breaux

Scholastique Picou Breaux (HM1M4P)

Location: Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 St. Martin Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 16.445', W 91° 54.107'

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(1796 - 1846)

Scholastique Picou Breaux founded our wonderful city when she was just 33 years old. A determined Acadian woman, she drew up Plan de la Ville du Pont Breaux, the plan for the Village of Breaux Bridge. Her plan included land for a school, a church, a diagram of streets, and a detailed map of the area that included her late husband's bridge. She then proceeded to sell lots and established Breaux Bridge's founding date of August 5, 1829.

Scholastique was born Scholastique Melanie Picou on July 25, 1796. She married young, had five children and was widowed at the age of 32. Her financial troubles motivated her to begin developing a plan for the Village of Breaux Bridge. Later she remarried and bore two more children.

The story of Scholastique Breaux speaks of the unflagging determination and indomitable courage of the Acadian women. She symbolizes the Acadians of Louisiana.

Breaux du Monde

In August 1999 a reunion of over 500 Breaux descendents was held in Breaux Bridge in conjunction with Congres Mondial. Breaux du Monde made a significant contribution to the statue erected to Scholastique Picou Breaux.
HM NumberHM1M4P
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1999
Placed ByBreaux du Monde
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 605631 N 3349667
Decimal Degrees30.27408333, -91.90178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.445', W 91° 54.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 26.7" N, 91° 54' 6.42" W
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Area Code(s)318, 337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Berard St, Breaux Bridge LA 70517, US
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