"The Gateway to the Coastal Wetlands"
Kaplan is called the "Gateway to the Coastal Wetlands". Like the other Vermilion Parish areas, hunting, fishing and farming are all alive in Kaplan. As the parish's second largest city, Kaplan, Louisiana has a unique history.
In 1896, the Holy Rosary Catholic Church was established in the Kaplan area. Kaplan got it's name later when Abrom Kaplan bought the Jim Todd Plantation in 1901. Kaplan grew quickly and was established in 1902. On July 14, 1906, the first Bastille Day Celebration was held. In 1911, the Eleaszar Theater was built. In the year 1916, the Kaplan Telephone Company began.
Kaplan schools have been through a lot of changes. In 1903, first school was formed.
In 1920, the school was rebuilt. Now Vermilion Parish has 20 public schools and 4
private schools. Kaplan has four schools.
Rene Rost Middle School and
Kaplan High School. Maltrait is a private school in Kaplan.
Kaplan Elementary is Pre K-4th grade. Rene Rost is a 5th through 8th grade school.
Kaplan High School has grades 9,10,11 and 12.
|Lesson Plan: Community and Family History||Kaplan Link for Kids|
|VP for Kids Page||Vermilion Parish PowerPoint|
|Kaplan History Printable Story||Kaplan Story PDF File|
|Kaplan Timeline (Read) Link||Kaplan TL to Read-Printable Version|
|Kaplan Timeline Link (To Create)||Kaplan Timeline-Create-Printable Version|
|Kaplan Photos||Rubric (Timeline to grade)|
|Family Tree printable||Timeline Printable|
|What's In a Name Lesson (Naming of Each Town)|
Le Musee de la Ville de Kaplan
Written by Ross Granger, Ross Bares, Taylor Abshire and Jonathan Cahn
|Henry/Bancker||Pecan Island||Mouton Cove||Indian Bayou||Meaux||Vermilion Tourism||Lessons||VPSB Site|
|Festivals||Resources||Animals||Museums||Un Gout Message||Webmaster||Acadian Genealogy||Vermilion Historical Society|
Kaplan PPT (8 MB's)