About This Place
Egan is a small unincorporated community in Acadia Parish, Louisiana located between Crowley and Jennings along Louisiana Highway 100. The community is a part of the Crowley Micropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for William M. Egan, a buisnessman from Crowley.
Egan has been referred to at various times as Jonas Point and Canal Switch. In the early 1870's, roadbed for the Louisiana Western railroad was constructed from Lafayette to Egan. It later decided to re-route the railroad south of the Egan area to eliminate bridging across Bayous Plaquemine Brûlée and des Cannes. The roadbed, constructed by convict labor, remained and the dirt left from it was used to build Acadia Parish roads. Interstate 10 was constructed on, or nearly on, the old roadbed. Early settlers of the Egan area were families of Regan, Trumps, Sensat, Leger, and Clements.
Crowley - Eunice‡ - Rayne