“The community dates back to 1818 when it was known as Plaquemine Brulee, believed to be the oldest settlement in Acadia Parish. The name was changed when Branch Hayes was appointed constable. ” *
“Named for John Lyon, the colonial landowner and settler.” *
“First known as Long Point, the name was changed to honor Maxie Duson, youngest son of W.W. Duson, one of the founders of Crowley.” *
“The site for this town was chosen by C.C. Duson. He chose the name Midland because the village is midway between Houston and New Orleans.” *
“The Acadia Parish School Board formally changed the name of the Elementary School from Mier (unknown variant of the Mire name) to Mire (the correct spelling of the Mire families in the area) in 1973. The area was previously known by the name Marais Bouleur and Bosco.” *
“A pioneer in the area, a Mr. Jones, encouraged the farmers to dig new wells for water to cultivate the soil by constantly repeating ‘more water,’ thus giving the community its name.” *
“The name was shortened from Robertson’s Cove. It was settled by German immigrants and was named for Solomon Robertson. The Germans were the first farmers in southwest Louisiana to raise rice for market.” * Robert’s Cove is known for their annual German Fest in October, which is held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church.
Other unincorporated communities in Acadia Parish:
Arceneaux | Bates | Castille | Deshotel | Ebenezer| Egan | Ellis | Evangeline | Frey | Hundley | Judd | Keystone | Millerville | Nezpique | Peach Bloom | Pitreville | Prudhomme | Richard | Rork | Tepetate | Tortue | Whitehouse | Williams
Source: “How Our Communities Got their Names”- Acadia Parish Library
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