Dupont, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana facts for kids
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|Elevation||33 ft (10 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||543157|
Dupont is an unincorporated community in southeastern Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, United States. The community is located along Louisiana Highway 413, north of the community of Jarreau. The area falls under the service of the nearby Jarreau Post Office.
In 1902, a group of men gathered on the island side of False River to come up with a new name for the post office what was designated to be opened in their area. After the community could not agree on a new name, Pierre Guidroz suggested that the new community be named Dupont. A box of Dupont shotgun shells was in full view and the committee decided on that name. After World War II, the post office was closed.
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