Community Events & History

Being one of the oldest communities in Louisiana, Madisonville is a flavorful gumbo of all the great things southeast Louisiana has to offer.  Originally named “Cokie”, from the French word Coquille meaning shell, the town’s name was changed in 1811 to honor President James Madison.  Because of its position on the Tchefuncte River, the town’s history has always been shaped by water.  Part of the town actually rests on the now extinct Jahncke Shipyard.   At its height, the shipyard employed over 2000 people.  During the 1920’s-1940’s, a mass exodus of New Orleanians came to Madisonville via large steamers every weekend during the summer.

Today, more and more people who work in New Orleans have decided to call Madisonville home. Make sure you explore the real estate offerings in Timberlane. Click on the Mapquest image below to see a map and get directions.

click link to see map of Timberlane via mapquest

Madisonville Events and Resources

Madisonville is home to the Wooden boat festival and the Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival to name a few. Please click the link to find a full listing of upcoming events, dining options and attractions right on our doorstep.


Madisonville Lighthouse

For your convenience here are the local utility/services contacts:

Phone – AT&T 1-866-921-4482
Electric – Entergy 800-368-3749
Gas –  Town of Madisonville 985-845-7311
Water – Tammany Utilities 985-276-6400
Cable – Charter  888-536-2223
Garbage – Northshore Disposal Service. 985-845-7463

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