Ville Platte, Louisiana is a city in the state of Louisiana and the parish seat of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, United States.[The population was 7,303 at the 2013 census. The city’s name is French roughly translating to “flat city”, in reference to its relatively flat geography in contrast to the more hilly terrain north of the area.
Popular legend states the founder of Ville Platte was Marcellin Garand, an adjutant major in the Army of the French Empire, during the reign of Napoleon. The first post office in Ville Platte was established in 1842 with Marcellin Garand as postmaster from 1842 to 1848.
Ville Platte is also the home of Chicot State Park, Louisiana’s largest state park, visited by thousands of people annually from all parts of the U.S. The park covers 6,400 acres (26 km2) of rolling hills and water in South Central Louisiana and has large numbers of deer, raccoon, and other wildlife.
Ville Platte has significant Creole and claimed Cajun cultural associations (cuisine, music, language etc.). It lies at the northern point of the “French Triangle” with a significant francophone population residing in the city as well as the parish. It is one of the birthplaces of the Afro-creole Zydeco music that has become one of the signatures of Louisiana culture throughout the world, as well as the Choctaw-Métis tradition of ‘viande boucanee’ or smoked meat. See reference Evangeline Parish for appropriate historical and cultural information. See “Louisiana’s French Creole Culinary & Linguistic Traditions: Facts vs. Fiction Before And Since Cajunization,” by John laFleur & Brian Costello w/ Dr. Ina Fandrich, 2013.
INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN VILLE PLATTE, LA
Major highways throughout the parish are I-49, U.S. Hwys. 190 and 167. In 2014, 12 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents in the city of Ville Platte.
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
Ville Platte, La. 70586
Evangeline Parish Courthouse
200 Court Street, Suite 200
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: (337) 363-5671
800 Lafayette Street, Suite 2100
Lafayette Louisiana 70501
Evangeline Parish Courthouse, 200 Court St #104
Ville Platte, LA
121 East Pont Des Mouton
Lafayette, LA 70507