Introduction to Jennings, Louisiana
Jennings was named in honor of Jennings McComb, a contractor for the Southern Pacific Railroad. A. D. McFarlain first settled in this area in 1881. Sylvester L. Cary arrived on February 7, 1883 and convinced many others to settle in the area. He was also known as the "father" of the town. Anglo farmers from Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska soon settled in Jennings. Jennings was incorporated as a municipality in 1900.
Jennings and nearby Attractions
- Zigler Museum
- Telephone Pioneer Museum
- West End Park
- Lake Arthur
Things To Do In Jennings
Local parks include West End Park, the War Memorial Park and North Cutting Park. Local museums include the Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance, the Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium, the Children's Museum of Lake Charles and Vermilionville. Local shopping centers include the Jennings Shopping Center and the Jennings Village Shopping Center. The Mardi Gras Festival is celebrated every February.
Chennault International Airport is nearby.
Jennings Higher Education
Louisiana Technical College-Morgan Smith Campus is in Jennings. Other nearby colleges and universities include Lousiana State University-Eunice and the Lousiana Technical College-Acadian Campus.