My Small town : Melville

We live in a small rural town on the banks of the river. My Community is located in Melville ,La.

Melville, Louisiana Melville is a town in St. Landry ParishLouisiana, United States. The population was 1,041 at the 2010 census. It is part of the OpelousasEunice Micropolitan Statistical Area. It was founded in 1889 and is known as the Atchafalaya River Catfish Capital of Louisiana.

Melville’s history and commerce are tied to the Atchafalaya River. Historically, the town made its fortune in river commerce and then as a crossing point for the railroad. Documents also indicate that Melville had several fish docks and ice houses. By the turn of the century, 50 barrels of fish were being shipped from Melville each day.

Biker enthusiasts and fans of the film Easy Rider can get to Melville by way of scenic Highway 105, where the memorable last scene of the film took place.

Volunteer fire department