Iberville Parish
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Maringouin, Louisiana

Iberville Parish

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Maringouin is a town in northern Iberville Parish whose population was 1,042 in the 2020 census.

The name, which is Cajun French in origin and means "mosquito", is pronounced mah-ring-gwin. Maringuoin has a total area of 0.73 square miles. GPS: 30.491389, -91.519444

In 1838, the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus agreed to sell 272 slaves they owned to Southern buyers. Many descendants of these slaves presently live in and around Maringouin. One of the Maryland Jesuits' institutions, Georgetown University, formed a working group to study the sale and ultimately extended to the descendants of the Jesuits' slaves the "same consideration given to members of the Georgetown community in the admissions process".

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