Southern Entrance to St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana poses an odd situation. Neighboring Iberia Parish jabs straight through the middle of St. Martin and cleaves it into two completely different portions separated by several miles.
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The St. Martin Parish Clerk of the Court explains that, "In 1868, Iberia Parish was formed from parts of St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes. As a result of this separation, compounded by a surveyor’s error, St. Martin Parish has two non-contiguous parts."
A lakefront view from the southern portion of St. Martin Parish
Many people travel within the northern portion of St. Martin Parish as they drive along Interstate 10 through the heart of Cajun Country in southern Louisiana. That’s an easy journey on a wide-open freeway between New Orleans and Houston. Most people probably don’t even notice. Visiting the southern portion requires a little more effort. Most of it is swampland and there’s only one real road through it. The photographs above were taken at the southern end of that southern portion, approached via the town of Morgan City in neighboring St. Mary Parish.
Being the perfectionist that I am, I felt compelled to experience both chunks of St. Martin Parish in order for this visit to count towards my total.