Indian Bayou, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 30°7′33″N 92°14′33″W / 30.12583°N 92.24250°W / 30.12583; -92.24250
Indian Bayou
Unincorporated community
Indian Bayou School
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Vermilion
Coordinates 30°7′33″N 92°14′33″W / 30.12583°N 92.24250°W / 30.12583; -92.24250
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 337
FIPS code[1] 22-37060
GNIS feature ID[1][2] 543327
Location of Indian Bayou in Louisiana

Indian Bayou (French: Bayou Indien) is an unincorporated community in Vermilion Parish in southwestern Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Abbeville Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located approximately seven miles south of Rayne, eight miles north of Kaplan, and fourteen miles southwest of Lafayette. The area acquired its name from the bayou that forms a portion of the northern border of Vermilion Parish with Lafayette and Acadia parishes.

Indian Bayou consists of mainly farmland and homes with the exception of a Methodist church, a volunteer fire department, an elementary school, and a few locally-owned businesses. Most residents travel to the nearby cities of Crowley or Lafayette for employment or shopping.

Indian Bayou Elementary School offers Pre-K through the 8th grade. At this point, students then attend North Vermilion High School in nearby Maurice to complete grades 9th through 12th.

Indian Bayou is located at 30.1260374 -92.2426278 along Louisiana Highway 700. Other notable highways passing through the area are Louisiana Hwy 92 and Louisiana Hwy 35.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Thomas G. Latour, Sr. (1936-2012), a physician/psychiatrist who served as president of the board of Vermilion Healthcare Center, raised thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse race horses at his farm in Indian Bayou.[3]


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