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Lacassine, Louisiana
Lacassine, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Lacassine, Louisiana
Lacassine, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Lacassine, Louisiana is located in the United States
Lacassine, Louisiana
Lacassine, Louisiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Jefferson Davis
Area
 • Total 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Land 1.75 sq mi (4.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
21 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 490
 • Density 280.00/sq mi (108.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
70650
Area code(s) 337
FIPS code 22-40595
GNIS feature ID 554960

Lacassine (French: La Cassine) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Davis Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census the population was 480.

History

One story about the name of the community is that a tribe of Comanche Indians, led by their chief Lacassine, migrated to southwest Louisiana to hunt and fish in the early 19th century, settling near this place.

Another story about the name states that the part of the parish where the community is located was visited regularly by different tribes of the area, including Attakapas and Choctaw. Game was abundant here, and the Indians called it their "hunting ground," or, in the Choctaw language, La Cassine. However, the phrase sounds more French than Indian. La Cassine means "the small house" in French. According to Monsignor Jules Daigle, noted authority of the Cajun language, it was named for a small house built by an Indian chief in that location.


Economics

The Little Kahuna Water Park was being constructed off Interstate 10 in Lacassine, but was never completed due to monetary problems. Lacassine is home of the Louisiana Spirits Distillery, where Bayou Rum, a popular adult beverage in Louisiana, is distilled. Construction began in 2011 and Bayou Rum was created in 2013.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 490
U.S. Decennial Census
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