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    City: Lecompte
    2204 St. Charles St. Lecompte, LA 71346
    Old Lecompte High School was opened in 1924 and closed as a school in 1957. It has been restored by local citizens and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. The school now...
    City: Lecompte
    1810 US-71 Lecompte, LA 71346
    Lecompte is home to Lea’s Lunchroom, a great little restaurant that’s been serving since 1928.  Just a hop, skip, and jump off I-49, Lecompte is a perfect pit stop on any road trip...

Lecompte is a small town in central Louisiana (a region known locally as CenLa) that serves as a pleasant stop off I-49 between the north-central cities of Shreveport, Natchitoches and Alexandria, and the southern cities of Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Lecompte was named after a prize-winning race horse that was owned by prominent local landowners the Wells family, whose descendant, James Madison Wells, was the 20th governor of Louisiana (from 1865-1867). The horse itself was named for a Wells family friend and horse breeder named Ambrose LeComte (the "p" was added to the town's name later). 

Today, Lecompte is perhaps best known for Lea's Lunchroom. This old-school restaurant has been serving up traditional Louisiana cuisine since its doors opened in 1928. Not to miss: Lea's apple, peach, pecan and meringue pies, which have made the diner a must-stop for travelers through the state's heartland.

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