Belle Alliance, Louisiana

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Belle Alliance
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Assumption
Elevation 26 ft (7.9 m)
Coordinates 30°6′0″N 90°59′39″W / 30.10000°N 90.99417°W / 30.10000; -90.99417Coordinates: 30°6′0″N 90°59′39″W / 30.10000°N 90.99417°W / 30.10000; -90.99417
Area 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 - land 2.5 sq mi (6 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 225
Location of Belle Alliance in Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the United States

Belle Alliance is an unincorporated community in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Pierre Part Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Belle Alliance is named after the Belle Alliance Plantation[1] located on the east bank of Bayou Lafourche in Assumption Parish, about five miles (8 km) out of Donaldsonville. During the 1770s, this 7,000-acre (28 km2) plot was granted to Don Juan Vives, a physician and military officer of the Spanish government.[2] The actual Belle Alliance Plantation was built by a successful sugar planter Charles Anton Kock, also owner of St. Emma Plantation around 1846.[3]

Today, the site is known as the community of Belle Alliance. The plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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