Crowley, Louisiana

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Crowley is the parish seat of Acadia Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 14,225 at the 2000 census. Nicknamed "Rice Capital of America," Crowley is noted for its annual International Rice Festival.


Crowley was founded in 1886 by C.C. Duson and W.W. Duson. The town was named after Pat Crowley, an Irish railroad man who brought the railroad depot to W.W. Duson's land.

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