Our City:

Although St. Gabriel is largely still a rural area, our designation as a city brings with it many advantages. Our sewer system, our police protection, ouryouth programs, our senior programs and our economic development efforts are just a few of the benefits that come with our status.

With that status also comes responsibility. Each resident of the City of St. Gabriel has an individual impact on the city as a whole.

To assure our continued success as a city, each of us needs to be mindful of the importance of staying curent on sewer bill payments, for instance. We also have responsiilities toward our neighbors, including keeping our animals in our own yards and clearing our property of trash and debris regularly.

St. Gabriel is a city in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 6,677 at the 2010 census. The City of St. Gabriel includes the communities of Iberville, Sunshine, St. Gabriel, and Carville. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. St. Gabriel was incorporated as a town in 1994 and received city designation in 2001.It is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, approximately 12 miles south of Baton Rouge.

To promote the standard of living of our community, to provide for the safety and welfare of the public and the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment by utilizing prompt service, continual training, and teamwork. To deliver exemplary municipal services responsive to our entire community and consistent with our history, culture and unique character of St. Gabriel.

The City of St. Gabriel values: Hard Work, Responsiveness; Transparency; Honesty and Integrity; Accountability; Excellence; Open, Clear and Frequent Communication; Innovation

• Provide first class services to all citizens
• Enhance public safety
• Attract and retain businesses and jobs
• Achieve financial stability, fiscal responsibility and economic sustainability
• Improve and maintain the infrastructure and facilities
• Promote economic development and environmental sustainability
• Create a culture for an honest, transparent and accountable government
• Innovation and Process Improvement

Our Attractions:

The picturesque Indian Camp Plantation, hidden away on the back roads of Carville, is actually the site of abuse and miracles. It was formerly the Gillis Long Hansen's Disease Center, the only hospital in the nation to treat Hansen's Disease (leprosy). Museum Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Historic Walking Tour and Film are given the last Saturday of every month at 2:00 p.m. and you must call for reservations, 225-642-1950. Admission is free and open to the public.

Address: 5465 Point Clair Rd , Carville, LA 70721

Phone: 225-642-1950

Website: http://www.hrsa.gov/hansens/museum

The Bayou Paul Colored School was one of the first schools established in the St. Gabriel area. It opened its doors to African American students in 1936 under the late Amanda Grace. The one-room facility has molded several into excelling students, four of which are Grace’s sons, who are all college graduates. Grace passed in 2004 leaving behind hundreds of former students, grateful for her loving attention and stern discipline.

Address: Bayou Paul Rd, St. Gabriel, LA 70776

 

 

St. Gabriel Church is believed to be the oldest Catholic Church structure in Louisiana. It was built in 1769 and has been moved several times. The steeple of the church, believed to be made primarily of silver, was a gift from the Queen of Spain in 1770. The church is no longer used by the large Catholic congregation in St. Gabriel, but is often the setting for photographs or picnics. It is located on the River Road in St. Gabriel but is not open to the public.

Address: River Road, St. Gabriel, LA