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ID: 7014212
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of New Iberia (inhabited place)  New Iberia (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 091 49 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -91.8167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Bayou Teche in S Louisiana; site of many historic plantation homes, including the restored antebellum mansion Shadows-on-the-Teche; city retains strong French characteristics.

Names:
New Iberia (preferred,C,V)
Iberia (C,V)
New Town (C,V)
Nueva Iberia (C,V)
Nuevo Iberia (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Louisiana (state)  ............  Louisiana (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Iberia (parish (political))  ................  Iberia (parish (political)) (P)
Hierarchy of New Iberia (inhabited place)  ....................  New Iberia (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by deported Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1765
city (C)  ............  laid out in 1835; incorporated in 1839
county seat (C)
agricultural center (C)  ............  for sugarcane, rice, peppers, vegetables & livestock; site of federal livestock experimental complex
industrial center (C)  ............  for oil, farm equipment & shipbuilding
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for processing & shipping of salt, chemicals & canning
tourist center (C)  ............  for Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, held each September; scenic gardens are located on nearby Avery & Jefferson islands

Sources and Contributors:
Iberia..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22011838
New Iberia..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 653
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 638
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22011838
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 835
New Town..........  [VP]
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22011838
Nueva Iberia..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22011838
Nuevo Iberia..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22011838
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 653
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 638
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22011838
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 835
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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