Evangeline Parish (French: Paroisse d’Évangéline ) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2013 census, the population was 33,578. The parish seat is Ville Platte.
The parish was named Evangeline in honor of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s narrative poem, Evangeline. Evangeline Parish was immortalized in the Randy Newman song “Louisiana 1927”, in which he described the Great Mississippi Flood which covered it with six feet of water. It was from this poem that founding father, Paulin Fontenot was to propose the namesake of “Evangeline” for this parish, allegedly foreseeing an emerging American tourism centered upon the Acadian saga.(See Ville Platte Gazette, Sept. 2010) In 19th-century American literature, she would gain popularity through Hollywood’s interest, and thus began the embryonic ‘Acadian-based’ tourism which sprang up in St. Martinville. Eventually, in the latter part of the 20th century, this tourism grew to epic proportions out of Lafayette. That growth obfuscated the original, historical, country French Creole cultural history and identity of this historically French Creole & metis region, which had always been an extension of “la Nouvelle France”.
INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN EVANGELINE PARISH
Major highways throughout the parish are I-49, U.S. Hwys. 190 and 167. In 2014, 27 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents.
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Those injured in auto accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bills, and physical/emotional trauma, but often times it takes an experienced accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
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The circumstances surrounding any accident claim can oftentimes be complex, which leads to great difficulty determining who is liable for resulting damages. Our accident lawyers handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including car accidents, trucking accidents, bus accidents, offshore accidents, brain injuries and wrongful death claims. It takes an experienced accident injury attorney to oversee your claim and fight for just compensation in a court of law.
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
EVANGELINE PARISH CLERK OF COURT
200 Court Street
Ville Platte, La. 70586
13TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT (EVANGELINE PARISH)
Evangeline Parish Courthouse
200 Court Street, Suite 200
Ville Platte, LA 70586
U.S. DISTRICT COURT-WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100
Lafayette Louisiana 70501
Police and Sheriff’s Office
EVANGELINE PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Evangeline Parish Courthouse, 200 Court St
#104 Ville Platte, LA
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE – TROOP I
121 East Pont Des Mouton
Lafayette, LA 70507