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Cities And Towns Along The Byway

Church Point
Eunice Area
Grand Coteau
Krotz Springs Area
Opelousas Area
Rayne Area
Ville Platte
Ville Platte Area

Town of Grand Coteau
Founded 1776 and incorporated 1855, Joseph Boutin whose land grant was dated October 1776 first settled Grand Coteau. Acadian, Anglo-American, and Irish families settled in the 1780's. French and German merchants arrived in the mid-19th century. The town is noted for its historic structures and religious institutions. It is also noted for its magnificent oak and other trees that form allées and groves in many locations.

Grand Coteau National Historic District
Within the district are over seventy properties of architectural or historic significance. Creole, French, Acadian, Anglo-American, and Victorian styles are present in the many historic homes, commercial buildings, and religious institutions. The District is one of the few primarily rural ones in the United States. Listed in 1980.

Interesting Sites And Sounds Along The Byway
The Academy of the Sacred Heart At Grand CoteauBywaysTrish Ransom  Art from found objects
Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames
Real Ways Of Life
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