Carville, Louisiana

Coordinates: 30°13′03″N 91°05′46″W / 30.21750°N 91.09611°W / 30.21750; -91.09611
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Carville is a neighborhood of St. Gabriel in Iberville Parish in South Louisiana, located sixteen miles south of the capital city of Baton Rouge on the Mississippi River. Carville was the childhood hometown of political consultant James Carville, and was named for his grandfather, Louis Arthur Carville, the postmaster. The ZIP Code for Carville is 70721.[1]

Carville National Leprosarium[edit]

The United States Public Health Service hospital named "Carville National Leprosarium" once existed in this neighborhood, which for a hundred years treated leprosy (now called Hansen's disease) patients.[2][3] The hospital has since been closed, but several of the buildings remain.

This former hospital site is now called the Gillis W. Long Center since 1986, named for the late U.S. Representative Gillis William Long, a Democrat from Louisiana's 8th congressional district,[3] and is operated by the Louisiana Army National Guard. The facility now includes the National Hansen’s Disease Museum.[3]

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  1. ^ "Carville ZIP Code". 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  2. ^ B., C.; Beaty, J. K. (March 5, 1950). "Spring Tours By Car and Boat Through Louisiana". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Leighninger, Robert (January 5, 2011). "Carville National Leprosarium". 64 Parishes. Archived from the original on September 27, 2020. Retrieved January 20, 2022.

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30°13′03″N 91°05′46″W / 30.21750°N 91.09611°W / 30.21750; -91.09611