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La Butte - Cocodrie, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 29° 20.176 W 090° 38.405
15R E 729141 N 3247554
Quick Description: Located on Highway 56, in front of the Elpege Picou Cemetery. Cemetery was once an Indian Mound.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 2:07:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMDMPX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dh2000dh
Views: 5

Long Description:
Marker gives a very good history of the Indian mound the cemetery now sits on. Was not hard to locate, but it is a long way down the highway.
Marker text states

This Indian mound was constructed around AD 1000. It is 7 feet tall with a square~shaped base. It was once part of a larger complex made up of up to five mounds. The oak tree on the northwest corner is thought to mark the grave of Houma Courteau alias Touh~la~bayne of the Biloxi Nation who owned this property between 1822~1844. The historic Picou Cemetery on top dated from 1901~1990's.
Marker Name: La Butte

Marker Type: Roadside

What does marker relate to?: Cemetery

Parish: Terrebonne

Link to more information:: Not listed

Year Erected or Date Dedicated: Not listed

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