Place:Golden Meadow, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States

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NameGolden Meadow
TypeTown
Coordinates29.388°N 90.269°W
Located inLafourche, Louisiana, United States
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Golden Meadow is a town along Bayou Lafourche in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,193 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HoumaBayou CaneThibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its main source of revenue is from property tax, sales tax, and from the oil and gas industry. The fishing and seafood industries also have strong economic impacts, with charter fishing, restaurants, and lodging actively serving patrons. The town was once notorious for its infamous speed trap, but it has since been bypassed by Hwy 3235 and city traffic has been reduced to mostly locals. As in other places in Louisiana, there is a noticeable presence of Cajun culture, music, and cuisine.

The Golden Meadow name was given by the original land grant owners, Benjamin and Louisa Hobbs Barker of Illinois. In 1839, they named it so because of the yellow flowers growing everywhere. They hoped to get rich selling lots to French and English settlers but abandoned the plan.

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