Point Coupee County, LA

Point Coupee Co., LA

Point Coupee County, LA


The community was founded in the 1720s by French settlers. It is one of the oldest communities in the Mississippi Valley. It was originally called "Le Post de Pointe Coupee" (The Pointe Coupee Post). About 1776 a "chemin neuf" (new road) was built to connect the Mississippi River with False River. The area has since become known as New Roads, and is the source of the City of New Roads being named.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Avoyelles County, LA - northwest
Iberville County, LA - south
Saint Landry County, LA - west
Saint Martin County, LA - southwest
West Baton Rouge County, LA - southeast
West Feliciana County, LA - northeast

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