Step off the beaten path, and re-enter the world of 19th century Creole Louisiana in New Roads, Louisiana, where relaxation is the rule, and history and tradition are abundant. While celebrating the 111th anniversary of it's charter, the first settlement in New Roads can be traced back to 1822. A 6-block settlement was established at the terminus of a "new road" linking the False River & Mississippi River settlements. New Roads' success was guaranteed in 1847 when it was named governmental seat of Pointe Coupee Parish. At the turn of the century, New Roads became a resort community as seasonal tourists began making the pilgrimage to enjoy the tranquil waters of False River.