City of New Roads

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The first settlement in New Roads can be traced back to 1822. A six-block settlement was established at the terminus of a “new road” linking the False River & Mississippi River settlements. New Roads’ success was guaranteed in 1847 when it was named governmental seat of Pointe Coupee Parish. At the turn of the century, New Roads became a resort community as seasonal tourists began making the pilgrimage to enjoy the tranquil waters of False River. Le Poste de Pointe Coupée (“The Pointe Coupee Post”) is one of the oldest communities in the Mississippi Valley. The post was founded in the 1720s by settlers from France. The post was located upstream from the point crossed by the explorers, immediately above but not circled by False River. The name was linked to the area along the Mississippi northeast of what is now New Roads. The post was settled by French coming from France and French Creoles as well as Africans coming from the French West Indies (Guadeloupe, Martinique and Santo Domingo, the west part of Hispaniola -Saint Domingue in French), later by French coming from Paris (like the family Provost) via Fort de Chartres, Illinois.


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What makes this business unique? Great town, shopping, food , & outdoor fun!

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211 West Main St
New Roads, Louisiana 70760
United States

New Roads Antique Mall & False River Antique Mall
Ma Mamas Kitchen
Roy's Jewelry
Not Ya Mamas

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Features

  • Great Restaurants, shopping,

Hours

Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm

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225-638-5360



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