Saturday, March 29, 2014

Maps of the Beouf Region

I have enjoyed being contacted by several persons interested in the Solomon Northup Trail and I am so happy that I've had the opportunity to share it online. One of the persons that contacted me inquired about a map of the region and sent me "The Bayou Beouf Country" map shown below. Underneath that map is another map which I had forgotten about. I found the second map, "Bayou Beouf above and below Lecompte, LA," on If you would like a larger file size of the second map emailed to you, please contact me through this blog and I will be happy to provide it. Thank you for you interest in this piece of history!

A map commissioned by Sue Eakin from local cartographer and surveyor Rufus Smith (1970). Signed by Eakin. Courtesy of Ethel and Herman Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana.

This map was obtained from collections on