Vacherie-Gheens (HM1M5H)

Location: Gheens, LA 70355 Lafourche Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.187', W 90° 29.289'

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Claude Joseph Dubreuil, Jr. purchased what is today known as Vacherie-Gheens from the Oucha and Chaouacha Indians in the 1740's for 12 head of cattle. He named it La Vacherie, meaning cattle ranch. His plan was to furnish New Orleans markets with beef. In 1879, John R. Gheens of Kentucky purchased a portion of the Dubreuil holdings. In 1890, Gheens and his brothers incorporated the Golden Ranch Sugar and Cattle Co. The post office, established on the plantation was called Gheens.
HM NumberHM1M5H
Placed ByGheens Foundation and Lafourche Heritage Society
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Date Added Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 743019 N 3288529
Decimal Degrees29.70311667, -90.48815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.187', W 90° 29.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 11.22" N, 90° 29' 17.34" W
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Area Code(s)985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1770 LA-654, Gheens LA 70355, US
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