About the Parish

Alfred J. Guidry, Cormier, Deborah O.  |  8/6/2005 12:44:41 AM

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Click on the following link to visit the Official Website for St. Martin Parish. This Website includes information about: St. Martin Parish government, St. Martin Economic Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce, Clerk of Court, Council on Aging, hospitals, libraries, municipalities, newspapers, school board, Sheriff's Office, SMILE Community Action Agency, tourist information, and other interesting links.Official Website for St. Martin Parish

About the Parish
St. Martin Parish, home to the world's largest freshwater river basin, the Atchafalaya Basin, provides nearly every type of outdoor recreational activity imaginable. Boat tours provide a closeup view of life in Acadiana. Bayou Teche meanders through Arnaudville, Cecilia, Breaux Bridge, Parks and St. Martinville, each with a beautiful Catholic church and aboveground cemetery. In addition, the parish has a variety of bed & breakfasts, motel accommodations and campgrounds. Breaux Bridge is proud to be known as the "Crawfish Capital of the World" and swells to 100,000-plus during the first full weekend in May as visitors join in the fun. The fine restaurants in Henderson are sure to please. St. Martinville, the parish seat, is the third oldest town in Louisiana. Here, you'll find many buildings and homes with beautiful architecture and the Evangeline Oak made famous in Longfellow's poem about Evangeline and Gabriel. For more information, contact: St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission, P.O. Box 9, St. Martinville, LA 50582 or phone (337)394-2200.CreditLouisiana Office of Tourism.

Geography and Statistics  

  • St. Martin Parish operates 17 public and has 4 private schools.
  • St. Martin Parish, one of the 22 Acadian parishes, is located in south central Louisiana.
  • The major crops in St. Martin Parish are sugarcane, soybeans and rice.
  • The land area is 739.9 square miles (473,541 acres).
  • The water area is 76.6 square miles (49,028 acres).
  • St. Martin Parish is located at latitude 30.13 degrees North and longitude 91.61 degrees West.

Municipalities of St. Martin Parish
Click on the following link to learn more about Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Henderson, Parks and St. Martinville. St. Martin Parish Municipalities

Census Data
St. Martin Parish Quick Facts
(U.S. Census Bureau)

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