Jeanerette

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It’s nickname is "Sugar City," but Jeanerette derived its real name from John W. Jeanerette, a Carolina gentleman who came to Teche country in 1830 and purchased nearby Pine Grove Plantation. He offered a portion of his house to be used as an official mail depository for local inhabitants, and people sent mail to locals in care of John W. Jeanerette. When the “John W.” was later dropped, the name Jeanerette stuck.

Situated in Iberia Parish on the banks of beautiful Bayou Teche, Jeanerette was chartered as a town in 1878. Today, antebellum homes in and around the city stand as reminders of the boom years when the cypress lumber industry was a mainstay.

Sugar cane was key in the community’s economic growth during the past 200 years, and two sugar mills operate in the area. The manufacture of farm equipment for the cane industry also is important. Livestock, fish farming (hybrid striped bass), truck crops, rice, pecans, and fruits are among other local agricultural activities.

Jeanerette has a municipal airport accommodating one of the world’s largest aerial agriculture dusting and seeding operations. The airport is the home of Acadiana Sky Divers, who use the facility on the weekends.

Jeanerette Museum, also called LeBeau Petie Musée, preserves the history of life in Bayou Teche. The sugar cane industry’s development over the last 200 years is explained in exhibits, video and an outdoor sugar cane patch.

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    City: Jeanerette
    500 E. Main Street Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Jeanerette Museum Day Live! will feature free admission and tours of the museum, live entertainment and many arts and crafts booths on the lawn where visitors can purchase homemade items. Book...
    City: Jeanerette
    1416 Main Street Jeanerette, LA 70544
    City: Jeanerette
    521 Main St. Jeanerette, LA 70544
    8AM-7:30PM. Cajun and Creole favorites are all on the menu here. Stop in and have your fill of whatever your palate is craving, then tour "Sugar City".
    City: Jeanerette
    802 Main St. Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Mon-Fri 11AM-5PM; Sat 11AM-3PM. Quaint little diner serving daily plate lunches and local favorites.
    City: Jeanerette
    1441 Main Street Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Please call for hours of operation.
    City: Jeanerette
    3404 Patout Road (Highway 673) Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Historic Mediterranean style villa in the middle of a sugar plantation owned by the same family since 1829. Fully-furnished. Three bedrooms accommodate seven people comfortably. Expansive screen...
    City: Jeanerette
    1414 Main St. Jeanerette, LA 70544
    City: Jeanerette
    1400 1/2 Bourg Street Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Good home cooking featuring lunch specials, hamburgers, soup, gumbos, seafood and more.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
    City: Jeanerette
    1318 W. Main Street Jeanerette, LA 70560
    Please call for hours of operation.

It’s nickname is "Sugar City," but Jeanerette derived its real name from John W. Jeanerette, a Carolina gentleman who came to Teche country in 1830 and purchased nearby Pine Grove Plantation. He offered a portion of his house to be used as an official mail depository for local inhabitants, and people sent mail to locals in care of John W. Jeanerette. When the “John W.” was later dropped, the name Jeanerette stuck.

Situated in Iberia Parish on the banks of beautiful Bayou Teche, Jeanerette was chartered as a town in 1878. Today, antebellum homes in and around the city stand as reminders of the boom years when the cypress lumber industry was a mainstay.

Sugar cane was key in the community’s economic growth during the past 200 years, and two sugar mills operate in the area. The manufacture of farm equipment for the cane industry also is important. Livestock, fish farming (hybrid striped bass), truck crops, rice, pecans, and fruits are among other local agricultural activities.

Jeanerette has a municipal airport accommodating one of the world’s largest aerial agriculture dusting and seeding operations. The airport is the home of Acadiana Sky Divers, who use the facility on the weekends.

Jeanerette Museum, also called LeBeau Petie Musée, preserves the history of life in Bayou Teche. The sugar cane industry’s development over the last 200 years is explained in exhibits, video and an outdoor sugar cane patch.

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