Plaquemine is a city in and the parish seat of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 7,046 at the 2013 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Early inhabitants of the area were Chitimacha Indians. Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville claimed all of Louisiana in 1699 for King Louis XIV of France. Plaquemine was settled by 1775 and named for the Indian word Plakemine, which means persimmons.
Annual cultural events
Plaquemine’s annual International Acadian Festival draws visitors from all over the world. Local Mardi Gras celebrations also attract tourists.
Plaquemine is noted for a number of antebellum structures that survive within the city limits and along Bayou Road. One of the most noteworthy homes is St Basil’s, a riverfront mansion built by socialite Physician Dr. John Scratchley in the 1850s. Now a private residence, the home retains the name St Basil’s from when it was a fashionable Convent school.
The Iberville Museum was built in 1949 as the Iberville Parish Courthouse. The building served as the city’s first City Hall, and was the city seat of government until 1985. It now serves as a parish museum, and the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
INCIDENCE OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN PLAQUEMINE, LA
In 2014, statistics show that 22 people were injured in automobile crashes.
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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. The accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess have the refined skill and lengthy litigation experience necessary to handle many kinds of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, toxic torts, products liability, birth injuries, and brain injuries, among many others.
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.
Motor vehicle collisions can be an unavoidable occurrence with the number of vehicles on the road and including impaired and dIstracted drivers. Those injured in automobile accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bill and physical/ emotional trauma.
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
IBERVILLE PARISH CLERK OF COURT
58050 Meriam St
18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT (IBERVILLE PARISH)
Iberville Parish Courthouse
600 Meriam St.
Plaquemine, La 70764
MIDDLE DISTRICT LOUISIANA-U.S. DISTRICT COURT
Russell B. Long Building and Federal Courthouse
777 Florida Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
FIRST CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
1600 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
IBERVILLE PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
8050 Meriam St
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE-TROOP A
17801 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810