Jeanerette is a city in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Known as “Sugar City”, it had a population of 5,548 at the 2013 census, a decrease from the 2000 tabulation of 5,997. It is two thirds African American.
Jeanerette is part of the New Iberia Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The town derived its name from John W. Jeanerette, a native of South Carolina who went to the area in the 1820s. First he worked as a tutor for a planter’s family, as did numerous educated young adults from northern states, then opened a store and saloon. Having saved some money, about 1830 Jeanerette purchased Pine Grove Plantation, formerly known as Beau Pré (meaning Lovely Meadow/pasture).
Jeanerette was incorporated as a town in 1878 and Joseph E. Provost became the first mayor; its economy was based on the cypress lumber and sugar industries. Its nickname has been “Sugar City”. Although its major growth was after the Civil War, it has some surviving antebellum houses in the city and region.
Sugarcane continues as a key factor in the economy, with three active sugar mills, one of which was located within the city until it was closed, dismantled, and its equipment sold in the first decade of the 21st century. Jeanerette is the home of manufacturers of equipment for the cultivation, harvesting and processing of sugarcane.
INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN JEANERETTE, LA
In 2014, 6 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents.
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
300 South Iberia Street # 100
New Iberia, LA
16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT (IBERIA PARISH)
300 South Iberia Street # 350
New Iberia, LA
U.S. DISTRICT COURT-WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100
Lafayette Louisiana 70501
Police and Sheriff’s Office
IBERIA PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
459 E Main St
New Iberia, LA
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE-TROOP I
121 East Pont Des Mouton
Baton Rouge, LA 70810