Bob Acres, Louisiana

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Bob Acres is a small unincorporated community in rural Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States. It was established as a train station by American actor Joseph Jefferson,[1] who owned nearby Orange Island (now Jefferson Island,_Louisiana), an inland salt dome that only appeared to be an island from a distance. Jefferson named Bob Acres after a character (see Bob Acres) in The Rivals, one of the plays in which the actor appeared. It is also home to the legendary Langlinais family.


  1. ^ Benjamin McArthur, The Man Who Was Rip Van Winkle: Joseph Jefferson and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), p. 274.

Coordinates: 29°56′55″N 91°57′55″W / 29.94861°N 91.96528°W / 29.94861; -91.96528