Where was Tucker plantation?

Where was Tucker plantation?

In 1832 Tennessee native Joseph W. Tucker established Laurel Valley sugar plantation along Bayou Lafourche in Thibodaux on land he purchased from Etienne Boudreaux, an Acadian exile who had settled there in 1790. Tucker brought twenty-two slaves with him from Tennessee.

Where is Laurel Valley Louisiana?

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation is located in Thibodaux, Louisiana….

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation
U.S. Historic district
Ruined mill at the plantation
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Location Along Laurel Valley Road, about 2.3 miles (3.7 km) east of Thibodaux

Where are sugar plantations?

Sugar cane cultivation best takes place in tropical and subtropical climates; consequently, sugar plantations in the United States that utilized slave labor were located predominantly along the Gulf coast, particularly in the southern half of Louisiana.

What parish is Thibodaux in?

Lafourche Parish

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It serves as the courthouse for Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Built in 1858, the structure was “remodeled” in 1903 and 1959. Nicholls State University is a public university in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Who was the owner of Laurel Valley sugar plantation?

The general store on the property is open to the public, displaying tools and farm implements used in the cultivation of sugar cane as well as locally made arts and crafts. The store wasn’t originally at the plantation, it had to be moved there. Its proprietor was Leon Z. Boudreaux.

Who was the first owner of the Laura Plantation?

The first owner, Guillaume Benjamin Demézière Duparc, lived at the plantation for 4 years, dying in 1808, 3 years after the house was completed. His daughter Elisabeth married into the Locoul family. Generations later, Laura Locoul Gore, who was born in the big house in 1861, inherited the plantation after she had married and moved to New Orleans.

Who was the owner of the Lafourche plantation?

History. The plantation was owned by Joseph Tucker, a Virginian, who bought more than 50,000 acres of land along Bayou Lafourche. The earliest structures on the property date to the 1830s. It was at one time the largest producer of sugar in Lafourche Parish, and a mill was built on the property for this purpose.

Who are the property owners in Laurel Valley?

This website is provided by the Laurel Valley Property Owners Association (LVPOA) and contains links and information for residents, property owners and anyone interested in Laurel Valley, the surrounding communities and area attractions. Welcome to… the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.