ABOUT West Feliciana
& St FRancisville

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West Feliciana Parish was founded in 1824, and it is named after Feliciana of Spain, the wife of a governor of Spanish Louisiana. The parish is known for its rich history, and is home to a number of notable historic sites and landmarks. West Feliciana is particularly well-known for its numerous antebellum plantation homes, many of which have been preserved and are open to visitors. Some of the most popular plantations in the area include Rosedown Plantation, Audubon State Historic Site, and Myrtles Plantation. These historic sites provide visitors with a glimpse into the area’s rich past and offer a unique and educational experience.

Another notable feature of West Feliciana Parish is its stunning natural beauty. The parish is home to many outdoor recreation areas, including the Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area, which is known for its rugged terrain, scenic vistas, and diverse wildlife. The area is popular with hikers, bikers, and nature lovers, and it provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

In addition to its historic sites and natural beauty, West Feliciana Parish is also home to a thriving arts and culture scene. The area is home to a number of art galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, including the West Feliciana Historical Society and the St. Francisville Area Foundation. These organizations work to preserve and promote the area’s rich cultural heritage and provide visitors with a unique and authentic Louisiana experience.

Overall, West Feliciana Parish is a unique and fascinating destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in history, nature, or the arts, this area has something to offer. With its rich history, stunning natural beauty, and vibrant arts and culture scene, it is no wonder that West Feliciana Parish has become such a popular destination for visitors from around the world.

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