Frédéric Henri Duperier

Frédéric Henri Duperier (HM1RAG)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 0.173', W 91° 48.797'

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A native of Philadelphia whose family refugeed from Haiti, he settled here in 1816. In 1825 he married Hortense Bérard and purchased land here. A merchant and planter. he and his wife donated in 1837 the land upon which the Catholic church was built. That year he laid out land between Julia and Iberia streets in town lots. Under his leadership the town was incorporated on March 13,1839, two days before his death. The village of "Iberia" embraced the area between Bank Ave. and French St., Bayou Teche and Pershing St. In 1847 the town's name was changed to New Iberia.
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Placed ByNew Iberia Sesquicentennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 614456 N 3319697
Decimal Degrees30.00288333, -91.81328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.173', W 91° 48.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 10.3800" N, 91° 48' 47.8200" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 457 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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