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Melrose/ Ilse Brevelle

Isle Brevelle, Creole community is made up of descendants of French and Spanish colonials, Africans, Native Americans, and Anglo-Americans who inhabited this region, is an area of land between Cane River and Bayou Brevelle, encompassing approximately 18,000 acres of land. 16,000 acres of land are still owned by descendants of these original Creole families.

This community was isolated until World War II, after which many members moved away. Yet, the community remains tight-knit with most returning annually just after harvest of the cotton for the St. Augustine Catholic Church Fair.

In the Isle Brevelle area are several examples of Creole architecture. One example is the Badin-Roque House.