Introduction to New Iberia, Louisiana
New Iberia History
The city of New Iberia is the parish seat in Iberia Parish. The town of New Iberia dates back in the year 1779. It was during that time a group of 500 Malaguenian colonists and Bernardo de Galvez first entered the Bayou Teche area. They settled around the Spanish Lake. The Spanish settlers named the town Nueva Iberia in order to honor the Iberian Peninsula. The French referred the town as "Nouvelle Ibérie" and the English settlers used to call it New Town. New Iberia was incorporated as a city in the year 1839.
New Iberia and nearby Attractions
- Cypremort Point State Park
- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Arlington Plantation
- Shadows - on - the - Teche
- Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
- Baton Rouge Zoo
Things To Do In New Iberia
The Cypremort Point State Park that offers facilities for camping, swimming, and fishing. In fact, it is a popular tourist attraction. The Baton Rogue Zoo is also worth visiting. Tourists can also visit the Arlington Plantation and the Lake Fausse Pointe State Park.
New Iberia Transportation
Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
New Iberia Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University and Louisiana Technical College.