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Scott City


Scott City Hall is located at 125 Lions Club Road, Scott, LA 70583; phone: 337-233-1130.

Beginnings [1]

The City of Scott has a unique heritage and rich cultural history that resound from its historic neighborhoods, buildings and residents. Visitors arriving from I-10 travel through a mixture of contemporary developments and mixed use neighborhoods toward a civic and historic center, through older neighborhoods with century-old buildings that have been restored into locally owned businesses along oak tree lined roads. This city which began as a railroad community in 1880 has built up steam in the last hundred years, becoming a Village in 1907, a Town in 1960, and a City in 1990.

  • 1836 — First settler Aurelien Breaux arrived
  • 1880 — Scott founded by railroad, named for J. B. Scott, Superintendent of Railroad
  • 1880 — Mr. Martin Begnaud opened grocery and general merchandise store
  • 1895 — First public school was built
  • 1897 — First church was built
  • 1902 — Bourque's Bar opened as "an exclusive, all-men's bar and a meeting place for old folks"
  • 1904 — Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church became independent parish 1904 Scott became incorporated
  • 1907 — Village of Scott granted charter with Mayor and Board of Alderman 1911 Bank of Scott established
  • 1960 — Scott became a Town
  • 1990 — Scott became a City
  1. City of Scott, Louisiana, Comprehensive Plan, 2013, www.cityofscott.org, accessed August, 2015.
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