Atchafalaya is an Indian word meaning “long river”. The Atchafalaya River is 135 miles long. It is a living delta and the main distributary of the Mississippi River.
Welcome to Morgan City, Louisisna
Historic Morgan City sits on the banks of the Atchafalaya River in South Louisiana. The town was originally named "Tiger Island" because of a particular type of wild cat seen in the area. It was later changed for a time to "Brashear City." Morgan City was incorporated in 1860.
Morgan City is known worldwide for fresh and salt water fishing, hunting and fine Cajun cuisine. It is the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico for the shrimping and oilfield industries and home of the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.