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Marc Eliché founder of Marksville, and his wife Julie Carmouche resided in a home on this site.
A Confederate military hospital was maintained in this area during the Red River campaign of the Civil War. Patients were housed in a Mr. Richaud's buildings on Monroe Street according to an 1864 newspaper account.
Victorian dwelling Colonial influence. Built by Alfred Bordelon who practiced dentistry and law in Cottonport and Marksville. Built along northern edge of Spanish land grant of Francois Bordelon.
Tirn of the century Victorian home featuring Colonial influence. Wrap around porch with complete central hallway. Built by Dr. Aristide Barbin. Restored by Tucker Couvillon family in the 1950's and the Leon Satterthwaite family in the 1990's.
Modified Victorian and Arts and Crafts style home built by Albert Decuir, dairyman and farmer on Spanish land grant property of his ancestor, Francois Bordelon. Presently owned by Decuir's grandson.
Arts and Crafts style house built by Judge Lester Bordelon. Features a large central hallway flanked by gracious rooms and beveled glass entrance.
Two Louisiana governors were born nearby~~William W. Heard (1900~1904) and Ruffin G. Pleasant (1916~1920). Post office established 1851 and discontinued 1906. Site of Concord Institute, a Baptist college, ca. 1877~1884.
Solomon Northup, a free man of color from New York, was lured
to Washington, D.C. in 1841 and kidnapped into slavery.
Brought to New Orleans, he was sold to spend 12 years as a
slave in Central Louisiana arriving on the Red River in
This Section of highway is dedicated to honor the Avoyelles Parish Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States, who served in Vietnam War. Those killed in action are listed in the order they were taken from us.Marine CPL Brian Gauthier-July …
Full two story Arts and Crafts dwelling with Colonial Revival facade. Built by Michel Bettevy, prominent local banker. Later home to Leroy Havard family and the family of Dr. Alton DeNux, former Mayor and State Representative.