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    Vermillion Parish Courthouse
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    Louisiana Hall of Fame Military Museum
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    St Mary Magdalen Church
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    Abbeville and Vermilion Parish

    by Basaic Written Mar 28, 2014

    Abbeville is a very pleasant town of about 12,000 (up 4% since 2000) located at the intersection of US Highway 167 and several Louisiana Highways, in Vermilion Parish in Southwest Louisiana. The land that became Abbeville was purchased by Father Antoine Megret in 1843 and was named La Chapelle after Father Megret's home in France. Abbeville is the parish seat of Vermilion Parish. Vermilion Parish has long been inhabited: First by paleo-Indians, then by the Chitimacha and Atakapa Tribes. French and Spanish explorers came through the area, and many French, Spanish, and Acadians settled here; joined later by many immigrants from Germany, Italy and Eastern Europe. Many slaves came here and remained after they achieved freedom. Much of the southern part of Vermilion Paris was devastated by Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Katrina.

    Vermilion Parish Courthouse
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    Black's Oyster Bar: Oysters!!!

    by cjklever Updated Apr 11, 2011

    Raw oysters!

    Favorite Dish: The raw oysters here are the best I've ever had and the soft-shell crab isn't too shabby either. The tangy saltiness of the oysters is simply sublime. If you love raw oysters this is the place for you!

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