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Vermilion River

This stream runs from near present-day Arnaudville to the Gulf of Mexico. The waterway is generally known as the Vermilion River below present-day Lafayette, Louisiana, and Vermilion Bayou above Lafayette. Many Acadians migrated from the initial Acadian settlements along Bayou Teche to the Vermilion by the mid-1770s. For additional information, see Carl A. Brasseaux, The Founding of New Acadia: The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765-1803.


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