Founding Of Marksville Historical

Founding Of Marksville Historical (HM1VC2)

Location: Marksville, LA 71351 Avoyelles Parish
Country: United States of America

N 31° 7.652', W 92° 3.948'

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Marcos Litche, a native of Venice, Italy and a traveling peddler, migrated to the Avoyelles Post c. 1794. Because of a broken wagon wheel, the pleasant environment, and friendliness of the Indians and local residents, he decided to stay in this area. He established a trading post and eventually became known as Marc Eliche'.

He married Julie Carmouche, daughter of Joseph Carmouche and Madeline Ducote of Pointe Coupee' Parish on May 3, 1796. Eliche' obtained Spanish land grants totaling more than 400 arpents. The area became known as "Marc's Place", "Marc's Store", and finally "Marc's Ville", and was first officially noted on U.S. survey maps in 1809. Eliche' donated most of the present courthouse square.
HM NumberHM1VC2
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Date Added Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 589067 N 3444111
Decimal Degrees31.12753333, -92.06580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 7.652', W 92° 3.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 7' 39.12" N, 92° 3' 56.88" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 312 N Main St, Marksville LA 71351, US
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