Belle Alliance, Louisiana

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Belle Alliance
Belle Alliance is located in Louisiana
Belle Alliance
Belle Alliance
Location of Belle Alliance in Louisiana
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
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishAssumption
Area
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Land2.5 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)225

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leeper, Clare D'Artois (19 October 2012). Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries. LSU Press. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-8071-4740-5.
  2. ^ www.rootsweb.com "BELLE ALLIANCE PLANTATION"
  3. ^ www.discoverourtown.com "Belle Alliance Plantation"