Site of Bowie Residence

Site of Bowie Residence (HM1M4Q)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
Country: United States of America
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N 30° 30.934', W 92° 4.983'

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James Bowie lived here with his family from 1815 to 1824. The Bowies operated several sawmills along the bayous of St. Landry Parish. The famous Bowie knife became a legend in Opelousas prior to his heroic death at the Alamo.
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HM NumberHM1M4Q
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Placed ByThe City of Opelousas and the Opelousas Historic District Commission
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Date Added Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] ED GRAUL  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 587978 N 3376274
Decimal Degrees30.51556667, -92.08305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 30.934', W 92° 4.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 30' 56.04" N, 92° 4' 58.98" 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 1800-1898 LA-182, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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Aug 29, 2015 at 11:30am PDT by egraul

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