History of Shrimping in Morgan City

Shrimping in Morgan City

Morgan City is a Louisiana town rooted in tradition. Our biggest event of the year kicks off Labor Day weekend, when this year will mark the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival’s 85th Anniversary. It is the oldest harvest festival in Louisiana and a point of pride that has weathered storm after storm. The Early Years (1920s-1960s) […]

Morgan City Hurricanes

“Morgan City Hurricanes” sounds like a sports team moniker, but this post pertains to the storms that have devastated St. Mary Parish over the years. No one likes to make the news as the target for hurricanes, but for resilient Louisianans, it’s a fact of life. Our area is affected by tropical storm winds and […]

Famous People from Morgan City

Morgan City has a rich and colorful history. In 1876, the town’s name was changed from Brashear City in honor of Charles Morgan, steamship and rail magnate, who dredged the Atchafalaya Channel to accommodate large sea-faring vessels. Ever the entrepreneur, Morgan played a pivotal role in the development of commerce and transportation throughout the south […]

Haunted Morgan City

History, in Acadiana, exists in the form of books, county records, old photographs, and local legends. However, in Morgan City, history still feels very much alive– in an unsettling way. For years, residents of this small city and the surrounding area have noticed unexplainable phenomena– everything from weird shape-shifting mists, to feelings of being watched, […]

Shrimping & Petroleum: The Lifeblood of Morgan City’s Economy

More than 70 years ago, the petroleum industry was born in the marshes of Morgan City. From its fledgling beginnings in the coastal wetlands to its rapid growth in the 1980s and beyond, the oil and gas industry has changed the landscape of Morgan City, becoming one of the driving forces in the economy. Shrimping […]

Morgan City High School Sports

Kelly green and white are the colors of Morgan City High School, which opened its doors in 1911. According to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best High Schools,” Morgan City High School was ranked a Bronze Medal School. The school’s athletic offerings for young men and women are diverse. Students can take part in: Football […]

Top Things to do in Morgan City

Morgan City, Louisiana, is much more than the “Jumbo Shrimp Capital of the World.” This picturesque riverfront town has tons of Cajun restaurants and beautiful waterways where you can fish, go crabbing, or explore the biodiverse swamplands– home to egrets, otters, bald eagles and alligators. Just 70 miles from New Orleans, this unassuming town has […]

Best Food & Dining Options in Morgan City, LA

Sitting on the banks of the Atchafalaya River, Morgan City is renowned for its fresh and saltwater fishing and epic Cajun cuisine. Visitors to this charming town will find numerous options to whet their appetites, and a wide selection of dining options, where fresh shellfish and Louisiana comfort foods take center stage. If there’s a […]

A Brief History of Morgan City

Morgan City’s rich history centers around the Atchafalaya, the Attakapas Indian word for “long river.” The 135-mile river made this geographic region a desirable place to live. Today, Morgan City encompasses more than 12,000 residents but retains a quaint feel rooted in family, faith, and tradition.  The 1800s: a strategic riverside stronghold Early surveyors appointed […]

Camping, Hunting, and Fishing in Morgan City

At last count, more than 12,400 residents called Morgan City, Louisiana home. Its prominent location on the banks of the Atchafalaya River makes it an ideal place to enjoy outdoor recreation, whether it’s camping, hunting, or fishing. When we’re not working hard on Morgan City’s personal injury cases, we like to get out into nature and […]