(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
Located on US Hwy 190 about 11 miles west of Eunice. GPS: 30.483239, -92.597554
Basile is a town in Acadia and Evangeline parishes in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Most of the town is located in Evangeline Parish with a small southern portion of the town being in Acadia Parish. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,660 people residing in the town.
Basile was formerly home to a Methodist-run school for girls, the Evangeline Industrial Home, founded in 1922. Basile is the location of the privately operated South Louisiana Correctional Facility.
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