About This Place
Delcambre is a town in Iberia and Vermilion parishes in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located twelve miles (20 km) east of Abbeville on Louisiana Highway 14 in the Cajun Heartland of Acadiana. The Delcambre Canal, also known as Bayou Carlin, passes through the town and is home for much of the local fishing industry. The population was 2,168 at the 2000 census.
The Iberia Parish portion of Delcambre is part of the New Iberia Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Vermilion Parish portion is part of the Abbeville Micropolitan Statistical Area.
In 2005, much of the town was flooded by the storm surge forced inland by Hurricane Rita. Water in many parts of town was up to six feet deep. The mayor of Delcambre was quoted as saying that only 25 of 900 homes in the town were not flooded.