Pointe Coupee which means "cut off point" was originally discovered by Iberville as he traveled up the Mississippi river in 1699. He discovered a 22 mile long oxbow curve that caused the river to change course and follow the shortcut. That oxbow curve today is known as False River and is one of the foremost attractions in Pointe Coupee.
Pointe Coupee was then settled in 1708 by Canadian Trappers and went on to be one of the first parishes established in Louisiana. It is rich in History and remains an agriculture producing parish with Sugar Cane , Soybeans, Pecans and Cotton being the main Crops.
Pointe Coupee is home to the communities of New Roads, Morganza, Fordoche, and Livonia. The population in the most recent census was 22,000.
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