Introduction to Scott, Louisiana
Scott, Louisiana, in Lafayette county, is 4 miles W of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 122 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The people of the city are in the Lafayette metropolitan area. Scott has a population of 7,870.
The city of Scott is a part of Lafayette Parish and is located in the Lafayette metro area. Alexander Delhomme was one of the first settlers of Scott. He owned lands in the northern part of the town. In the year 1907, the town was named after J. B. Scott. He was the Division Superintendent of Southern Pacific Railroad. Previously a village, Scott became a town in the year 1960. It became a city in the year 1990.
Scott and nearby Attractions
- Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance
- Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
- Shadows - on - the - Teche
- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Chicot State Park
- Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
Things To Do In Scott
Tourists can visit the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium that demonstrates the history of the city. In fact the planetarium will help you to get an idea about the astronomical advancement made by the city in the past. The Chicot State park is another tourist attraction offering facilities for camping, hiking, and fishing. The Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site also popular due to its historical significance.
Flights can be availed from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Scott Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued from Louisiana State University, Louisiana Technical College, and Nicholls State University.