Introduction to Patterson, Louisiana
Patterson was named after a trader from Indiana, Captain John Patterson, who settled in this town in 1832. Some Pennsylvanian Dutchmen boarded a sailing vessel in New Orleans and sailed into Bayou Teche in the early 1800s. Patterson was also known as Dutch Settlement, Dutch Prairie and Dutch Town. It was incorporated in 1907.
Patterson and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Plantation
- Wedell - Williams Memorial Aviation Museum
- Grevemberg House
- Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge
- Tickfaw State Park
Things To Do In Patterson
The Grevemberg House and the Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum are each accessible from Patterson. The Tickfaw State Park offers camping, fishing, swimming and biking opportunities. The Fausse Pointe State Park also offers opportunities for boating, picnicking and hiking. The Shell Key National Wildlife Refuge is nearby as well.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International is the nearest major airport.
Patterson Higher Education
Some nearby colleges and universities include Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus, the Louisiana Technical College-Lafourche Campus and Nicholls State University.