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Scott is the fourth largest municipality in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population rose to over 8,000 according to the 2010 census results. Scott is a suburb of Lafayette and is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryIn 1902, "Pete" Bourque built a western style saloon to serve as "an exclusive, all- men's bar and a meeting place for old folks." His reason for the saloon is because he believed "this is where the west begins". However, it is believed that the slogan started because Scott was where eastern train fare rates ended and western train, referred to as the "West Line," fare rates began.The rail line of the Union Pacific Railroad cuts the town in two. The main line used to be that of Southern Pacific Railway. The first settler of Scott was Alexander Delhomme, who took land in the northern part of the town. Delhomme owned the first hay-mowing machine, grit mill and cotton gin. By 1880, the train depot was completed and the town became a village. In 1907, the town was incorporated and named after J. B. Scott, who was Division Superintendent of Southern Pacific Railroad. The village became a town in 1960 and the town became a city in 1990.On April 12, 2012, Scott, Louisiana was designated by the State Legislature of Louisiana as the "Boudin Capital of the World." This was no small feat and it meant that Broussard, Louisiana needed to relinquish the title and Jennings, Louisiana owns the title of "Boudin Capital of the Universe," while seemingly more prestigious titles, both Broussard and Jennings take a back seat to the boudinmania in Scott. The city of Scott's claim to the title is substantial, with more boudin purveyors per-capita than any other place in the state and a couple of the more prominent boudin makers to boot, no other city in Louisiana produces more links than Scott.
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