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Loreauville, Louisiana

Summary
Loreauville is a village in Iberia Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The population was 887 at the 2010 census, down from 938 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New Iberia micropolitan statistical area, and the Lafayette metropolitan statistical area. History Loreauville was initially called "Fausse Pointe", then "Dugasville" after the Dugas family, who opened a trading post at the site. The name was changed to "Picouville" when a Picou family member donated land to build a chapel. On April 15, 1871, the name was changed from Picouville to Loreauville for Ozaire Loreau, who had contributed the property for the old Catholic church and cemetery, and had also aided in the agricultural, industrial and political growth of the village. Geography Loreauville is located in northern Iberia Parish at (30.059388, -91.736830), on the east side of Bayou Teche. It is northeast of New Iberia, the parish seat of Iberia Parish and southeast of St. Martinville, the parish
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