Cultural Heritage of Vermilion Parish :

1. links on the history of Vermilion parish:

The Vermilion Historical Society : Volume I and II of the "History of vermilion Parish , Louisiana " Velta Bourgeois, Sue Butaud, Lloyd Dor III, , Kenneth Dupuy, patricia Heard,Margaret Villemez,  Gary Theall, Alberta Villien Winch, Warren Perrin:  Historians of Vermilion Parish.

 Memorable dates in the History of our Parish :  

Vermilion Parish: Where Prairies Meets the Sea

Vermilion Parish Archives

Historical figures: Father Maigret    ,   Dudley Leblanc Hadacol the medicine of cousin Dud,

Jean Pierre Gueydan,

Schools: History of Dozier elementary ,

 The River : History of Vermilion River

 Our way of Life : Cajun life in Vermilion Parish

2. Reference to monuments listed in the national register:

Louisiana Division of Historical Preservations , intro view all, search by parishes ,

List of some historic places in Vermilion parish  ,  17 records in Vermilion parish ( in the vicinity of Abbeville, Erath, Gueydan,Maurice,Perry ,Lake Arthur , Maurice ) , 11 records in Abbeville Leblanc House in Erath , Bank of Gueydan Dr Joseph Villien house in Maurice, Perry house in Perry, Creole house in Abbeville,

Abbeville historical district

3. The villages or towns:

Abbeville: Abbeville Louisiana ,

Gueydan History of Gueydan ,  bienvenue a la ville de gueydan , center for rice farming , Henri Gueydan ,

Maurice : Chronological history  of Maurice  ,

Kaplan : city of Kaplan  , Kaplan city II , kaplan my home town , Pecan Island , Forked Island , cow Island,


4. The museums:

Le Musee Acadian d'Erath site 2Erath museum,  Kaplan Museum , Gueydan Museum

5.  The cemeteries:

 Graceland cemetery        

Vermilion parish cemeteries

Indian Bayou Methodist cemeteries

6. The festivals :

Erath: Four of July, Krewe of Vermilion Mardi Gras

Kaplan: 14 of July  (quatorze Juillet) , Mardi Gras: Chick a la Pie , 

Abbeville : Giant Omelette, Carousel of Arts, Louisiana Cattle Festival , Day Lily festival, Lumieres(lights) Festival, Louisiana Wetlands Fair and Festivals .

Gueydan : Duck festival ,

7. Places where information can be located:

1.Cultural and Historical Alliance Center:

2.Vermilion Parish Libraries: Vermilion Parish Library , Abbeville Branch, Erath Branch, Kaplan Branch, Gueydan'a Branch, Maurice Branch.

3. Tourism commission :

Address: 1907 Veterans Memorial Dr. Abbeville, LA 70510
Primary Phone: (337) 898-6600
Secondary Phone: (337) 893-1807
Email Address:
Website Address:

4. Local news papers archives:

Vermilion Parish News papers Daily Weekly
Abbeville Meridional Tues-Fri, Sunday  
Kaplan Herald  


Gueydan Journal   Thursday

Abbeville Meridional :  318 Main Street ,P.O.Box 400 Abbeville ,LA 70510  PH: 337-893-4225,Managing Editor Chris Rosa, , Merged with Kaplan Journal - 1936, Abbeville Progress - 1949, Kaplan Times - 1951, Gueydan News 1951, Vermilion Post 1953.

Kaplan Herald : 219 N. Cushing St. P.O. Box 236 Kaplan , LA 70548  PH: 337-643-8002 Fax 337-643-1382

Gueydan Journal :305 Main St. PO Box 536 Gueydan, LA 70542   PH: 3337.536.6116 FAX: 3337.536.9997

5. Genealogy : Research site # 1  ,