Acadia Parish
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Morse, Louisiana

Acadia Parish

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

On Hwy 92 at Hwy 91 about 4 miles south of Midland. GPS: 30.121944, -92.498056

Laid out in 1898 on land owned by J. M. Crabtree, Morse was settled by farmers from Illinois and Iowa and incorporated as a village in 1906. The Southern Pacific Railroad had built a line here in 1895 connecting Midland and Gueydan and named it Morse Station after the railroad's New Orleans-based passenger agent, Col. Samuel Finley Breese Morse, a cousin of the inventor of the telegraph. Morse had promoted immigration efforts targeting the area.

The population of Morse is about 812 residents.

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