Lettsworth, Louisiana

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Village of Lettsworth
Village of Lettsworth is located in Louisiana
Village of Lettsworth
Village of Lettsworth
Location of Lettsworth in Louisiana
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
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishPointe Coupee
Elevation
39 ft (12 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total202
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
70753
Area code(s)225

Lettsworth is an 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 and Red rivers 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.