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Evangeline Oak

Evangeline Blvd., St. Martinville, LA, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 7' 19.1136", -91° 49' 39.2772"
  Louisiana LA State Historical Marker
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Longfellow's poem Evangeline immortalized the tragedy of the Acadian exile from Nova Scotia in 1755. This oak marks the legendary meeting place of Emmeline Labiche and Louis Arceneaux, The counterparts of Evangeline and Gabriel.

Last updated: 3/13/2016 19:12

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Evangeline Oak:
There are actually a few different oaks which are referred to as the Evangeline Oak nowadays.

If in St. Martinville, see also the nearby Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site:
1200 N. Main Street
St. Martinville, LA 70582
(337) 394-3754 or tool-free: (888)677-2900

In Jefferson County, Texas, there is also purportedly a home which was owned by descendants of Louis Arceneaux, and an associated historical marker: Arceneaux House
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Evangeline Oak Historical Marker Location Map, St. Martinville, Louisiana