Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

Louisiana Orphan Train Museum (HM21CR)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 31.895', W 92° 4.48'

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Established October 10, 2009

In 2009, a former century old Union Pacific freight depot was restored to become the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum.Opelousas was one of the many railway destinations for thousands of homeless children rescued from the streets of New York City from 1854 to 1929.With the assistance of the The New York Foundling Hospital, more than 2,000 children were placed in homes throughout Louisiana.Opelousas played a significant role in the Orphan Train Movement by welcoming countless numbers of children who arrived on the trains. The first Orphan Train arrived in Opelousas in 1907 and was subsequently followed by two more trains.The Louisiana Orphan Train Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the historic event of the arrival of the Orphan Train riders.
HM NumberHM21CR
Placed ByCity of Opelousas, Louisiana
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Date Added Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 588768 N 3378055
Decimal Degrees30.53158333, -92.07466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.895', W 92° 4.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 53.7" N, 92° 4' 28.8" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 S Academy St, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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