Introduction to Broussard, Louisiana
Broussard, Louisiana, in Lafayette county, is 6 miles SE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 113 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The town is located in the Lafayette metropolitan area. Broussard has a population of 5,874.
The city of Broussard was originally called Cote Gele due the extreme winter of 1784 and its hilly regions. It was founded in 1884. The city derived its name from Valsin Broussard, who was a prominent local merchant. The primary agriculture of this region included hay, sugarcane, and soybean production. Oil and gas service companies, real estate developments, and food distributors were the principal industries. Broussard was first incorporated in 1884 and in November 2002 it was designated as a city.
Broussard and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Plantation
- Grevemberg House
- Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
- Oliver House
- Shadows - on - the - Teche
Things To Do In Broussard
Visitors to the city can opt for a trip to Vermilion Parish, Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium, and Wedell - Williams Memorial Aviation Museum. People interested in boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, and windsurfing will enjoy a trip to Cypremort Point State Park and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. Golf lover may spend some time at the Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course.
Lafayette Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Broussard Higher Education
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southern University and A & M College, and Nicholls State University are some of the educational institutions offering facilities for higher studies.