The Charming Small Town In Louisiana That Was Named After A Magical Spring
By Jackie Ann|Published July 25, 2022
Louisiana native and LSU Alum (Geaux Tigers!), Jackie has lived in Louisiana for over three decades and currently lives in New Orleans. She's been writing for OnlyInYourState since 2016 and can often be found with a coffee at her side, dreaming of her next adventure.
Have you ever wondered how some of our towns were named? While many of Louisiana’s cities and towns are named after railroad folks, there are a few that may have you shaking your head. For example, did you know that Maringouin means “mosquito,” or that Cocodrie means “alligator?” Our cities have such a unique history, and this one charming small town in Louisiana was named after what was once believed to be a magical spring!
Whether or not Abita Springs holds magical healing powers is still up for debate, but we like to think it is. Next time you visit this charming little town, take a sip from the fountains in the park and see for yourself! Abita Springs is just one of many charming small towns in Louisiana that are perfect for a day trip. What’s your favorite town in Louisiana?
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