The first European settlement here was by the French, who named the area "Lafourches-des-Chitimachas," around 1755. At the time, the town was made up of a cluster of plantations that mainly farmed sugar cane with African slaves.
Today, Donaldsonville is known for its Victorian architecture, large country estates and houses, and its progressive attitude toward civil rights.
People Born in Donaldsonville
Donaldsonville in People's Lives
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2005 to film scenes of the movie All the King's Men.