Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/New Iberia

NEW IBERIA, a town in Louisiana; the parish-seat of Iberia parish. It is 125 miles W. of New Orleans, on the Bayou Teche and on the Morgan's Louisiana and Texas, the Franklin and Abbeville, and the New Iberia and Northern railroads. It is the center of an important agricultural district, devoted chiefly to the cultivation of sugar-cane, cotton, rice, corn, and other vegetables. It is also an industrial center. Its manufactories include shipyards, foundries, machine shops, knitting mills, etc. There are salt mines in the vicinity. Pop. (1910) 7,499; (1920) 6,278.