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Route used by Civil War troops. It led from Mississippi River over swamp ridges, Indian trails, through Chackbay (Chegby), Thibodaux and Bayou Lafourche areas, to Attakapas country. Local militia units took active parts in Civil War engagements.
House claimed by the river was
home of André Bienvenu Roman
(1831-35 and 1839-43)
Governor of Louisiana
(1845 and 1852)
Member of Constitutional Convention(1861) Member of Secession Convention
Member of Peace Commission to
Refugees came overland 1756-57. In vicinity was 1762 grant to Jacques Cantrelle, Sr. of France after whom Church and Parish were named. Section once included in Les Oumas, Eveche of Quebec.
Large sugar plantation owned by Mather family until sold in 1879. James Mather, Englishman by birth, came to America in 1777; was active in Indian trade in West Florida area; was fourth mayor of New Orleans serving from 1807-1812. Here on October …
First named Constancia (1812), Uncle Sam was one of Louisiana's great sugar plantations. Erected by owner Samuel P. A. Fagot between 1827-1843, the mansion and its many side buildings dominated this site until demolished during move of river levee…
Felix Pierre Poche, Civil War diarist, Democratic party leader, prominent jurist and one of the founders of American Bar Association, built this Victorian Renaissance Revival style plantation with unusual front dormer c. 1870.
This house is near the site of mansion of Le Chevalier Louis Malarcher (1754-1841), political refugee of French Revolution who became an influential citizen of St. James Parish. Original mansion destroyed in 1890 by levee break which created Nita …
Built in 1875 by the Marist Fathers. Reestablished from original St. Marie du Fleuve located on White Hall Plantation. Statues transferred from rectory at Ancient Domain Plantation during elaborate blessing ceremony.
First Protestant church in the River Parishes. Established 1898 through efforts of William H. Curtis later appointed first pastor. This original church building, constructed of heart cypress was dedicated May 5, 1901.
Built (1837-39) by Jacques T. Roman, this fine example of Greek Revival architecture is famous for its alley of 28 evenly spaced live oak trees, believed to be at least 100 years older than Big House.
A National Historic Landmark