Introduction to Carencro, Louisiana
Carencro, Louisiana, in Lafayette county, is 6 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 120 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Lafayette area. There are 6,120 residents in Carencro.
Carencro area was settled by white men until the arrival of the Acadians. Some of them were allotted lands along Bayou Carencro. Jean and Marin Mouton were among the first settlers on Bayou Carencro. At that time vacheries were being established. The first post office was set up in 1872. The first telegraph reached in 1884 and the first telephone was set up in 1894.
Carencro and nearby Attractions
- Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
- Oliver House
- Shadows - on - the - Teche
- Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance
- Vermilion Parish
Things To Do In Carencro
Saint Peters Catholic Church in one of the local churches, where visitors may go. One can also enjoy the recreational facilities offered by Pelican Park, and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. Golf lovers can spend some time in the Farm Golf Club. Apart from these, the city organizes a number of recreational events throughout the year.
Lafayette Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Carencro Higher Education
One can opt for University of Louisiana At Lafayette, Southern University And A & M College, and Mcneese State University.