Originally named Cote Gelee (Frozen Hills) because
of its hilly ridge area and the severe winter of
1784. Broussard was founded in 1884...named
after Valsin Broussard, a prominent local merchant,
who formed the first Vigilante Committee when his
own store was robbed. He was also a direct
descendant of Joseph Gaurhept Broussard de Beau
Soleil, one of the first 200 Acadians to arrive in
Louisiana on February 27, 1765 aboard the Santo
Primary agricultural resources include sugarcane,
soybean and hay production as well as horse and
cattle farming. Principal industries consist
of oil and gas service companies, food distributors,
real estate developments and manufacturing.
Broussard has gone from a horse and buggy community,
with large sugarcane plantation homes, to a current
day industrial community with over 300 businesses.
Yet, one still experiences its charm though the
atmosphere of elegant dining. Creole home
cooking and cajun food at our local restaurants.