About Acadia Plantation

Originally named Acadie, the name was changed to Acadia in the 1830's. Once owned by Jim Bowie, the hero of the Alamo, whose family owned it from 1827 to 1831. The house was consolidated into one building from two creole cottages and a shotgun house. Other owners were Philip Barton Key, Cousin of Francis Scott Key and Andrew Donelson, nephew of Rachel Jackson, wife of Andrew Jackson. Federal troops camped here during the Civil War. The Plantation was owned by descendants of Ann Plater Key, mother of Philip Barton Key.

Two local businessmen finalized the purchase of more than 3,300 acres of property commonly referred to as Acadia Plantation in October 2003.
 
'Our family members now are scattered throughout the country. They agreed that the plantation, the ownership and management of which has been deeply rooted in the local community for so long, should continue to be owned locally,' said David Plater. 'They are outstanding citizens, proven leaders and skilled businessmen of the Lafourche and Terrebonne communities whom we know will contribute greatly to the area through their ownership and management of the plantation.' Quoted from The Daily Comet

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