The name Church Point was derived from the original name of the settlement, Plaquemine Brulee and the location of the first chapel. Jesuit missionaries serving the chapel referred to the site as “La Chapelle de La Pointe de Plaquemine Brulee,” or Church at the Point. The name was eventually anglicized to Church Point.
Many old timers still refer to the town as “Pointe de l’Eglise.” Church Point’s claim of the “Buggy Capital of the World” was secured in the 1920’s when many people traveled miles to attend services here. They are also famous for the authentic horseback Cajun-French “Courier de Mardi Gras” held the Sunday before the traditional Fat Tuesday. Cajun Wood Stock is held the last Saturday in April to Benefit St. Jude Research Hospital. Buggy Town Playground, built in 2008 was imagined by children & built by the community working side by side this project was completed in 5 full days. Also, stop by Le Vieux Moulin Mardi Gras Costume Shop ,for authentic handmade Cajun Mardi Gras Costumes, Masks & Accessories where they build, repair, buy, sell antique & modern clocks.