About Louisiana


No other state has a more varied or colorful past than Louisiana. The state has been governed under ten different flags beginning in 1541 with Hernando de Soto's claim of the region for Spain. La Salle later claimed it for Bourbon France and over the years Louisiana was at one time or another subject to the Union Jack of Great Britain, the Tricolor of Napoleon, the Lone Star flag of the Republic of West Florida and the fifteen stars and stripes of the United States. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Louisiana became an independent republic for six weeks before joining the Confederacy.

There is a rich diversity of peoples in Louisiana. They include the original Indian inhabitants, plus the descendants of a variety of settlers, among whom were the French, Spanish, English, German, Acadians, West Indians, Africans, Irish and Italians -- and now include almost every nationality on earth.

The original French colonists were soon joined by the Spanish and Acadians, and later by French aristocrats fleeing slave revolts in the West Indies or the horrors of the French Revolution. As part of Louisiana's French legacy, counties are called "parishes" and the Napoleonic Code (rather than Common Law) holds sway in the State's courtrooms.

The Louisiana plantation culture first came into being along the State's rivers and bayous in the 18th century. Planters initially used the fertile soil for indigo and tobacco, but these crops were soon replaced by cotton in north Louisiana and sugar cane in the more tropical southern part of the State. The plantation mansions of Louisiana still bear signs of efforts to make life in the new world as genteel and pleasant as possible. Many are surrounded by extensive formal gardens, and the approaches to some of the homes are lined with avenues of live oaks that have grown huge in their old age.

Waterfront Lot

Opelousas, St Landry Parish County, Louisiana

Beautiful setting for the home of your dreams! 1.87 Waterfront Lot overlooking the lake in an upscale subdivision convenient to I-49 between Sunset and Opelousas, living here offers the peace and quiet of a suburban setting with the convenience nearby fine dining, shopping, and entertainment. House pad, drainage with catch basin already in place. Ready for building! Call today!

Sandy Thibodeaux, Coldwell Banker

1.87 ACRES
Amazing Home *Waterfront *Acreage *Private & Secluded Location

Arnaudville, St Martin Parish County, Louisiana

This amazing home with impeccable curb appeal is in a private and secluded location at end of a quiet cul-de-sac in tranquil Arnaudville. The antique brick façade, three charming dormer windows and three beautiful garage doors set just the right tone for the gorgeous interior. A spacious, manicured front yard with a beautiful curved antique brick path to front door and gorgeous landscaping extend a warm welcome.

Sandy Thibodeaux, Coldwell Banker

1.79 ACRES
2993 SQ FT
In one word, unique!

Carencro, St Landry Parish County, Louisiana

Charming and rustic cypress cottage consists of one bedroom, one bath and a huge kitchen/living area. Situated on a private 8+ acre parcel of land with large stocked pond this property has unlimited possibilities. A covered porch overlooking the dock and the pond is the ideal spot for catching the summer breeze. The cottage’s great kitchen features a Vulcan 6 burner propane stove, ample cabinetry and counter-top work surface plus two double sinks! A long bar divides the large open kitchen and living area and a corner fireplace in the living room is ready to warm your cozy winter nights! There is a bonus loft area accessible by stairs from the living room. The bedroom is large, with walk in closet; the bath has separate tub and shower and washer/dryer connections. The wood laminate flooring throughout is both attractive and practical.

Sandy Thibodeaux, Coldwell Banker

8.31 ACRES

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