Sugar Cane Industry Until the Civil War, Iberville Parish had approximately 160 sugar and syrup factories. By 1944 this number has dwindled to eight factories: the Slack’s, Wilbert’s Myrtle Grove, Gay’s St. Louis, Cora Texas, Supple’s Catherine, Cedar Grove, and Murrell’s Tally Ho. In 1998 the Cora Texas was the only surviving sugar house in Iberville Parish.
This map shows the many sugar plantations along the Mississippi River in Iberville Parish in 1884. Map published by Mississippi River Commission
A. Wilbert and Sons’ Myrtle Grove Sugar House and Tenants Homes (1936)
Plantation Bell Used to Awaken Workers at the Start of the Day
Planting Sugar Cane on Cedar Grove Plantation Dorseyville, La. (1906 )