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.

Jeanerette Tourism Resources

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    City: Jeanerette
    500 Main St. Jeanerette, LA 70544
    See a pictorial history of Louisiana's Sugar Cane Industry along with a video on planting, harvesting and processing sugar cane. Also history tour of handmade antique items, Antique sewing items,...
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    2518 Oliver Rd. Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Retail Meat Market Specialties: Meat,Garlic,Italian,Jamaican,Breakfast SausageOpen seasonal from October - March.
    City: Jeanerette
    1510 Main Street Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Mon-Fri 7AM-5PM. Built in 1884 by Oscar LeJeune and presently operated by Matthew LeJeune, 5th generation of the LeJeune family. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Free tours are...
    City: Jeanerette
    1617 Main Street Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Located in the Jeanerette Historic District on Main Street. Beautiful three-story Victorian home with two guest cottages. Each cottage includes a queen size bed, flat screen LED TV with PC inputs,...
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    802 Main St. Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Mon-Fri 11AM-5PM; Sat 11AM-3PM. Quaint little diner serving daily plate lunches and local favorites.
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    1400 1/2 Bourg Street Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Good home cooking featuring lunch specials, hamburgers, soup, gumbos, seafood and more.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
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    1441 Main Street Jeanerette, LA 70544
    Please call for hours of operation.
    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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