Lettsworth, Louisiana

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Village of Lettsworth
unincorporated community
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Pointe Coupee
Elevation 39 ft (11.9 m)
Coordinates 30°56′01″N 91°42′17″W / 30.93361°N 91.70472°W / 30.93361; -91.70472Coordinates: 30°56′01″N 91°42′17″W / 30.93361°N 91.70472°W / 30.93361; -91.70472
Population 202 (2000)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 70753
Area code 225
Location of Lettsworth in Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the United States

Lettsworth is a small unincorporated community located in the extreme northern tip of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] It lies on the east bank of the Atchafalaya River near its intersection with the Mississippi River and the Red River at the Old River Control Structure. As of 2005, the population is 202. The town's zip code is 70753.

Blues musician Buddy Guy was born in Lettsworth in 1936.[2] The father of journalist Howard K. Smith was originally from Lettsworth.

On the northern end of Lettsworth, bordering the Atchafalaya River, is White Hall Plantation House, an 1840s antebellum structure designed by architect Henry Howard, and once the home of state senator Bennet Barton Simmes (1811-1888), founder of the river town of Simmesport on the opposite bank of the river.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lettsworth, Louisiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Buddy Guy Biography". Biography.com. A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 15 May 2015.