Journeys into the Past—Abbeville:
The Early Years (2008)
Kenneth A. Dupuy's definitive early history of Abbeville, Louisiana. This is a collection
of Dupuy's serial articles written for the Abbeville Meridional and now available as a
beautiful hard-bound and completely indexed 360-page book.
History of Vermilion Parish,
La., Volume 2 (2003)
620-page continuation of the work begun in Volume 1, with more
family stories, historical essays, tribute pages, old photographs, and the
addition of thousands of historically interesting excerpts from the
Abbeville Meridional and other newspapers through the year 1900,
categorized and listed chronologically under alphabetized topics.
Abbeville Model Village
Lighted miniature models of some of the beautiful historic
buildings of downtown Abbeville, Louisiana. The St. Mary Magdalen
Catholic Church, the beautiful and distinctive Bank of
Abbeville, the magnificent Palms Hospital, the first Abbeville High School, and the
Vermilion Parish Courthouse may be ordered by printing out the
Topics in History
Selected topics from the history of Vermilion Parish, from various
sources, concerning important people and events, including articles by
Kenneth A. Dupuy, Gary E. Theall, and others, on the founding of Abbeville,
the coming of the railroad, historical vignettes, a slideshow of Abbeville
buildings seen from the rooftop of the old Audrey Hotel, and Abbeville's
sister city of Lasne, Belgium.
Vermilion Parish Biographies
collection of biographies of some of the individuals who played an important part in
the history of the parish.
Historical photographs and other images relating to the
history of Vermilion Parish.
Documents and Maps
Historical documents and maps concerning the history of Vermilion Parish.
Included here are Mégret's original map of the town of "Abbville,"
and François Feray's 1868 map of Abbeville, showing lot owners.
Private collections of
documents and photographs concerning the history of Vermilion Parish,
including the Clarence J. Edwards Collection, the Wilmer Geoffroy
Collection, and others soon to come.
Fire insurance drawings of streets and
outlines of buildings for several of the towns in Vermilion Parish between
1895 and 1927, presented as downloadable PDF files.