Laurel Valley Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 16:18

Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation is located in Thibodaux, Louisiana. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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. As many as 135 slaves lived and worked on the property prior to the Civil War. While the main house built by Tucker was destroyed during the Civil War, shotgun houses and Creole cabins remain on the property. The mill stopped production in the 1930s, and sustained significant damage during Hurricane Betsy in 1965.[2]

Ruined mill at the Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation.jpg

 

Location
Thibodaux
State
GeoCoord
29°48′23″N 90°46′18″W
Status
Ruins
Address
Along Bayou Lafourche on Hwy,. 308 in Thibodaux, LA
NRHP Ref Number
78001426