Heart of Louisiana: St. Augustine Church

Published: Jun. 13, 2023 at 10:12 PM CDT
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Natchitoches Parish, La.(WVUE) - A small rural settlement along Cane River Lake is home to the first church built in Louisiana by a free person of color, to serve a racially mixed population.

The sound of its church bell has been echoing through the community of Isle Brevelle for nearly 200 years. The church began in 1803 as a chapel in the plantation home of Nicholas Augustine Metoyer, a wealthy free man of color. In 1829, Metoyer built a small mission church. Dave McNamara takes us there for a visit in the Heart of Louisiana.

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