About Erath, Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°57?36?N 92°02?07?W? / ?29.96°N 92.03528°W? / 29.96; -92.03528Erath is a town in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,187 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Abbeville Micropolitan Statistical Area.Erath is home of the Acadian Museum.Allen Bares, who served in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature from 1972 to 1992, was born in Vermilion Parish and graduated from Erath High School in 1954. Dudley J. LeBlanc, who also served in both houses of the Louisiana legislature and ran for governor on three occasions, was reared in Erath and graduated from Erath High School. He made a fortune in the early 1950s peddling the patent medicine Hadacol.