Small towns are the backbone of this nation. Sure there's a lot more to do in a big city, but nothing can compare to the comradarie within a small community. These hunks of Americana are dotted throughout every state. They are places where everyone knows everyone, the barbershop is the second town hall, and high school football is EVERYTHING!

There's no doubt that there are some great small towns in Louisiana, so I searched for the town with the lowest population in the state. I found it right in the tip of the boot, nestled within the Mississippi delta. May I introduce you to Venice, LA...population 202.

Venice, LA, according to Wikipedia:

is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 202. It is 77 miles south of New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River. It is the last community down the Mississippi accessible by automobile, and it is the southern terminus of the Great River Road. This has earned the town the nickname "The end of the world."


Venice has a diverse variety of fish. It is known as the starting point for many doing offshore fishing, who then head to Port Eads. Its main offshore rival is nearby Grand Isle, Louisiana.

This photo of Venice is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Venice was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and the coast was devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill but continued rebuilding efforts are raising it back to its former glory.

See more pictures of this South Louisiana paradise at Trip Advisor.

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