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!

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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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