Avoca Island

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Avoca Island is an island located off the Intracoastal Waterway in the Morgan City Bayous near Morgan City, Louisiana, United States. It is home to many wildlife species. Part of the island is industrialized following the slow expansion of the city. Over 400 head of cattle reside on the island and Jim Bowie once herded cattle here in the nineteenth century. The island is also home to the Avoca Duck Club, founded in 1937.[1]

After the discovery of oil, the African American residents of Avoca Island were kicked off by officials and their houses dozed. Oil companies were then allowed to drill for oil on the island. This is how things remain today.


  1. ^ Kemp, John. Vanishing Paradise: Duck Hunting in the Louisiana Marsh. p. 15. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

Coordinates: 29°39′23″N 91°08′45″W / 29.65639°N 91.14583°W / 29.65639; -91.14583