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Vermilion
Parish
{Paroisse de Vermilion}

Vermilion Parish was created out of Lafayette's territory,
by Act No.81 of the Legislature of Louisiana on March 25, 1844. The original parish seat was Perry Louisiana, and for a while it traded back and forth with the town of Abbeville until the people of the parish were finally tired the it being moved around so much. It was finally decided by a session of the legislature for the parish seat to remain in Abbeville  on March 3, 1854. The name comes from the Vermilion River and Vermilion Bay, both named because the bluff along the lands of the course of the river is reddish, or vermilion, in color.

Incorporated Cities and towns

Abbeville
Delcambre
Erath
Gueydan
Kaplan
Maurice


Unincorporated areas
Perry

Adjacent parishes

Acadia Parish (north)
Lafayette Parish (northeast)
Iberia Parish (east)
Gulf of Mexico (south)
Cameron Parish (west)
Jefferson Davis Parish (northwest)

 

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