Town of Lecompte

Town of Lecompte (HM26NL)

Location: Lecompte, LA 71346 Rapides Parish
Country: United States of America

N 31° 5.274', W 92° 23.997'

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Lecompte began as a trading post on land claimed by Pascogoula Biloxi Indian Tribes living along Bayou Boeuf. Two area men, Fulton and Miller, traded extensively with the Indians who became indebted to them. To pay the debt the tribes agreed to sell their land to Fulton/Miller who resold the valuable land to planters (c. 1819). The post flourished and in 1900 with 1000 people was declared a village and a town in 1904 with 1500 people. Lecompte became a center of activity in south Rapides Parish with businesses and excellent medical services.
HM NumberHM26NL
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTown of Lecompte
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 557232 N 3439498
Decimal Degrees31.08790000, -92.39995000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 5.274', W 92° 23.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 5' 16.44" N, 92° 23' 59.82" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1344-1368 Weems Ave, Lecompte LA 71346, US
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